A methodology based on inverse modelling for estimating viscoplastic material parameters at high strain-rate conditions is presented. The methodology is demonstrated for a mild steel exposed for compression loading in a split Hopkinson pressure bar arrangement. By using dog-bone shaped specimens nonhomogeneous states of deformation are obtained throughout the entire deformation process. The resulting nonhomogeneous deformation of the specimens is evaluated using digital speckle photography (DSP) to give in-plane point-wise displacement and strain fields. The photographs are captured with a high-speed camera of image converter type, which acquire time resolved images during the impact loading. The experiments are simulated using finite element analysis (FEA), where the material model suggested by Johnson-Cook for high-strain rate conditions are utilised. Experimental and FE-calculated field information are compared in order to estimate the viscoplastic parameter in the Johnson-Cook material model. The estimation is performed by minimising least-square functions that contain the differences in displacements and strains, respectively. The quality of the estimated parameters is studied from statistical point of view. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Kajberg, J., & Wikman, B. (2007). Viscoplastic parameter estimation by high strain-rate experiments and inverse modelling - Speckle measurements and high-speed photography. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 44(1), 145–164. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2006.04.018