Accession Number : AD0780802

Title :   Cyclic Mechanical Tests and an Appropriate Analytical Stress-Strain Model for A36 Steel.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB CHAMPAIGN ILL

Personal Author(s) : Martin,J. F.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : The report establishes the monotonic and steady-state cyclic stress-strain properties for smooth, uniaxially-loaded specimens of A36 steel. Transient characteristics of cyclic hardening and softening and cyclic relaxation of mean stress are investigated. Deflection versus load and strain versus load are reported for a simple beam subjected to three-point bending. Six computer programs are included. These programs were developed to fit specific needs of the finite element program for determining energy dissipation in dynamically loaded structures. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Steel, *Stress strain relations, Cycles, Computer programs, Test methods

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE