Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China
JOURNAL OF RAILWAY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
|Vol. 16 No. 1 February 2006|
（School of Mechatronic Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an 710072, China
Received 8 May 2005; accepted 16 August 2005）
Abstract:A new inverse method by coupling iSIGHT and ABAQUS was proposed to determine the constitutive parameters of Al2O3sf/LY12 composite deforming at elevated temperature. It combined the merits of the finite element simulation and optimization technique. The direct model was simulated with finite element code ABAQUS. The inverse problem associated with the identification of the constitutive parameters was expressed as a least square optimization problem. The direct simulation and the parameters optimization were implemented in iSIGHT integrated environment. The aim was to match the output of the direct simulation with the experiment data. The capability of the proposed inverse method was demonstrated through the identification of constitutive parameters of Al2O3sf/LY12 composite. The proposed new inverse method is also applicable to other parameters identification which is hardly determined through experiments or direct analytical method.
Key words: Al2O3sf/LY12 composite; constitutive parameters; inverse method; parameter identification; hot deformation; iSIGHT; ABAQUS