A set of cyclic and ratcheting experimental responses obtained under proportional to various degrees of nonproportional loading cycles are simulated using the modified Chaboche model in its rate-independent and rate-dependent forms. Features of the modified Chaboche nonlinear-kinematic hardening model needed for simulating cyclic hardening-softening, cyclic relaxation and ratcheting responses under uniaxial and multiaxial loading are elaborated. Significance of “rate-dependent” and novel “back stress shift” modeling features in improving the hysteresis loop and ratcheting rate simulations are demonstrated. Influence of the isotropic and kinematic hardening parameters in improving the multiaxial ratcheting response simulation by the modified Chaboche model are illustrated.

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