The deformation behavior of 780MPa grade dual-phase steel sheet subjected to hole expansion is investigated both experimentally and analytically to clarify the effect of the material model (anisotropic yield function) on the predictive accuracy of finite element analysis of hole expansion. Biaxial tensile tests of the material were conducted; contours of plastic work and the directions of plastic strain rates are precisely measured and are in good agreement with those predicted from the Yld2000-2d yield function with an exponent of 4 (Barlat et al., 2003; Yoon et al., 2004). Finite element and experimental analyses on the hole expansion of the material were conducted. The Yld2000-2d yield function with an exponent of 4 provides closer agreement with the experimental results than other yield functions. Consequently, the anisotropic yield functions significantly affect the predictive accuracy of the deformation behavior of the steel sheet subjected to hole expansion, and the biaxial tensile test is effective for identification of the appropriate anisotropic yield function to be used for hole expansion simulation.
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