The plasticity and ductile fracture behavior of stainless steel 304L fabricated by laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing was investigated under both uniaxial and multiaxial loading conditions through the use of specialized geometry mechanical test specimens. Material anisotropy was probed through the extraction of samples in two orthogonal material directions. The experimentally measured plasticity behavior was found to be anisotropic and stress state dependent. An anisotropic Hill48 plasticity model, calibrated using experimental data, was able to accurately capture this behavior. A combined experimental–computational approach was used to quantify the ductile fracture behavior, considering both damage initiation and final fracture. An anisotropic Hosford–Coulomb model was used to capture the anisotropic and stress state dependent fracture behavior.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering