Numerical optimisation of a shear specimen geometry according to ASTM

Merklein M, Hofmann M, Biasutti M, Lechner M (2013)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2013


Publisher: None

Book Volume: 549

Pages Range: 317-324

ISBN: 9783037856710

DOI: 10.4028/


Complex material models used for the numerical representation of forming processes need in addition to tension and compression tests also shear tests to completely analyse the behaviour of the material under different loading conditions. There are two concepts of shear test - one uses symmetrical specimens with two shear zones (according to Miyauchi) the other one specimens with a single shear zone. In both cases, a homogeneous distribution of the strain in the shear zone is essential for the validity of the shear test. Therefore, the length and width of the shear zone in a single shear specimen made from high strength steel according to the ASTM standard geometry were varied. Analysing the resulting strain distribution numerically an optimised sample geometry with a more uniform strain distribution than the ASTM standard was achieved. The numerical results were also validated with experimental shear tests. © (2013) Trans Tech Publications.

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Merklein, M., Hofmann, M., Biasutti, M., & Lechner, M. (2013). Numerical optimisation of a shear specimen geometry according to ASTM. Key Engineering Materials, 549, 317-324.


Merklein, Marion, et al. "Numerical optimisation of a shear specimen geometry according to ASTM." Key Engineering Materials 549 (2013): 317-324.

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