The Use of Tool Steels: Experience and Research (Proc. of the 6h International Tooling Conference) (Eds. J. Bergström, G. Fredriksson, M. Johansson, O. Kotik, F. Thuvander), pp. 415-424, 2002
H.J. Böhm, T. Drabek, A. Eckschlager
Institute of Lightweight Structures and Aerospace
TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
The thermomechanical behavior of high speed tool steels is studied by a
continuum micromechanical approach.
The simulations are based on three-dimensional unit cell models that contain a
number of randomly positioned spherical carbides embedded in a
thermoelastoplastic steel matrix.
Models of this type allow effects of the geometrical arrangement of the primary
carbides to be investigated for a wide range of loading conditions.