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Keywords:

  • high-manganese steels;
  • fracture;
  • microstructure;
  • representative volume element

Abstract

A microstructural model for flow curve and failure modeling based on the representative volume element (RVE) approach is developed for high-Mn steels. The polycrystalline structure is generated by discrete Voronoi tessellation. Physically based material models for mechanical twinning and the ε-martensite phase transformation are implemented for describing the hardening behavior. A ductile damage model based on the multiaxial state of strain calculates the fracture and failure. Uniaxial tensile tests were carried out for the steel 22Mn0.6C with varying grain size and for a temperature range of 123–423 K. Experimental results are in good agreement with the calculated RVE models.