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Bauschinger ANSYS combin Element

Bauschinger ANSYS combin Element

Bauschinger ANSYS combin Element

Hello everyone,

I was wondering if anybody in here ever captured the Bauschinger effects with spring elements in ANSYS APDL.

I have applied a cyclic loading on a uniaxial spring (with steel properties) and trying to mimic possible strain hardening/softening

I have tried Combin39 alone or with Chaboche material properties but did not manage to make it work

Please help


Hercend Mpidi Bita

RE: Bauschinger ANSYS combin Element

If your spring element is elastic only it will not be possible
to observe a Bauschinger effect. For that you need plasticity.
If you model with a spring element in parallel with a frictional slider
you will get something like Bauschinger's stress-strain loops.

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