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Determination of Dynamic Characteristics of Austenitic Steel to be Utilized in Fem Simulation and its Verification


This paper presents the dynamic mechanical properties of austenitic steel with improved durability, which is used in the construction of hulls of minesweepers, mine destroyers, submarines and other naval vessels. Dynamic tensile tests performed on the steel samples using a rotary hammer with a strain rate of up to 1000 s-1 allowed determination of elastic-plastic characteristics of the material in the form of a polynomial of Johnson-Cook constitutive model, taking into account the influence of strain rate and temperature. A characteristic of this type is utilized in numerical calculations in the CAE software. The obtained characteristics were experimentally verified by bending tests of flat samples with a drop-weight type impact hammer. Simultaneously numerical calculations were performed in order to compare the deformation state.