2014 Volume 54 Issue 10 Pages 2416-2420
A prediction model for cold flow curves was introduced for a new class of composite materials known as TRIP-matrix-composites consisting of three phases, austenite, strain-induced martensite and ZrO2. The content of the ceramic phase was varied between 0 and 30%, whereas the particle size of the ceramic was selected to be 10 to 30 μm. For the manufacturing of the composite material the powder metallurgical route including hot press procedure was chosen and very dense material could be produced.
Included in the model is the hydrostatic stress σm close to the circumferential surface of the compression test sample. The hydrostatic stress was varied using different material compositions and true strain values. To calculate the cold flow curves the ISO-E-method was applied. The calculated results show a consistent congruency with the experimental data.