Effects of forming induced phase transformation on crushing behavior of TRIP steel

Wenning Liu, Kyoo Sil Choi, Ayoub Soulami, Xin Sun, Moe Khaleel

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In this paper, results of finite element crash simulation are presented for a TRIP steel side rail with and without considering the phase transformation during forming operations. A homogeneous phase transformation model is adapted to model the mechanical behavior of the austenite-to-martensite phase. The forming process of TRIP steels is simulated with the implementation of the material model. The distribution and volume fraction of the martensite in TRIP steels may be greatly influenced by various factors during forming process and subsequently contribute to the behavior of the formed TRIP steels during the crushing process. The results indicate that, with the forming induced phase transformation, higher energy absorption of the side rail can be achieved. The phase transformation enhances the strength of the side rail.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAE Technical Papers
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventSAE 2010 World Congress and Exhibition - Detroit, MI, United States
Duration: 13 Apr 201013 Apr 2010


OtherSAE 2010 World Congress and Exhibition
CountryUnited States
CityDetroit, MI


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Liu, W., Choi, K. S., Soulami, A., Sun, X., & Khaleel, M. (2010). Effects of forming induced phase transformation on crushing behavior of TRIP steel. In SAE Technical Papers https://doi.org/10.4271/2010-01-0216