This paper will assess the capability of the shear modified Gurson model developed by Nahshon and Hutchinson which is used by Kiwa Inspecta within the ATLAS+ project. This is done by comparison to experimental results from SENT fracture tests performed by EDF and ARMINES. The procedure for parameter identification for the standard and shear modified Gurson model is also summarized.
The work presented in this paper is part of Work Package 3 within the ATLAS+ project. WP3 focus mainly on ductile tearing predictions for large defects in components. Models exists to accurately predict ductile tearing and to consider phenomena such as stress triaxiality effects. These advanced models include local approach coupled models or advanced energetic approaches. However, there is a need to validate these models for use in industrial applications. This will be done within the ATLAS+ project by predicting the results of the large scale component tests where input to the models are given from small size laboratory specimens.
Within the paper a description of the shear modified Gurson model is given, as developed by Nashson and Hutchinson . Furthermore, the procedure in determining the material model parameters is discussed. To determine the material parameters for the shear modified Gurson model a uniaxial tensile test, a fracture test and shear tests are used. The material that is used is the ferritic steel WB 36 (15 NiCuMoNb 5) which will be used for the large scale component tests within the ATLAS+ project. The procedure is also evaluated by comparing predictions done with the shear modified Gurson model to experimental results from SENT specimens performed by EDF and ARMINES.
A comparison of the capability in predicting the ductile tearing in the SENT experiments between the standard Gurson model and the shear modified Gurson model is also presented within the paper.