Complex deformation processes such as forming and machining involve large strain, high strain rate, high temperatures, strain rate/temperature coupling, and potential loading history effects. The conventional empirical and semi-empirical plasticity models are not adequate for characterizing dynamic mechanical behavior of work materials at the complex loading scenarios. The accuracy of characterizing the dynamic mechanical behavior in deformation processes using any constitutive models is strongly affected by materials testing data in which a constitutive model is fitted. Tension or compression tests have been widely used to approximate material properties in various manufacturing processes. However, it has been a critical question whether tension or compression test should be utilized for capturing the true nature of complex material deformations. In this study, the influences of two material testing modes on mechanical behavior of AISI52100 steel (62 HRc) were investigated using the internal state variable (ISV) plasticity model. Twenty material constants have been found by nonlinear fitting the ISV plasticity model to the base line test data obtained from each deformation mode. It has shown that the material testing modes have profound effects on some materials constants of the ISV model. The stress sensitivity study to ISV model parameters has identified the critical material constants for reflecting the nature of material deformation. The different testing modes have significant influence on the material constants associated with isotropic hardening rather than kinematic hardening.

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