A Hosford-Coulomb type ductile fracture surface was developed for DH36 grade steels. The fracture experiments reported in the literature, which consist of tests with notched tensile specimens, tensile specimens with a central hole, shear specimen and disc specimens for punch specimens, were utilized in a detailed finite element analysis of each experiment to evaluate the evolution of local stress and strain fields and identify plasticity and fracture response of DH36. The developed plasticity model consists of a von Mises yield surface, an associated flow rule and a combined Swift-Voce type isotropic hardening rule. The loading paths to fracture initiation were determined in terms of stress triaxiality and normalized Lode angle parameter histories. Finally, the Hosford-Coulomb fracture surface was calibrated using the finite element analysis results and adapting a linear damage accumulation law.

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