Characterization of the Hot Anode Paste Compaction Process: A Computational and Experimental Study
AbstractThe aim of this work is to model and characterize green anode paste compaction behavior. For this purpose, a nonlinear viscoplastic constitutive law for compressible materials, based on the finite strain theory and the thermodynamic framework, was used. An experimental study was carried out to characterize axial and radial behaviors of the anode paste. To this end, simple compaction tests using a thin steel instrumented mold were performed at a temperature of 150 °C. Results of these experiments brought out the nonlinear mechanical behavior of the anode paste. Furthermore, they showed the importance of its radial behavior. The constitutive law was implemented in Abaqus software through the user’s material subroutine VUMAT for explicit dynamic analysis. An inverse analysis procedure for material parameters identification showed that the model predicts compaction tests results with a good agreement. In order to assess the constitutive law predictive potential in situations involving density gradients, compaction tests using complex geometries such as slots and stub holes were carried out. Finite element simulation results showed the ability of the model to successfully predict density profiles measured by the X-ray tomography. View Full-Text
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Chaouki, H.; Thibodeau, S.; Fafard, M.; Ziegler, D.; Alamdari, H. Characterization of the Hot Anode Paste Compaction Process: A Computational and Experimental Study. Materials 2019, 12, 800.
Chaouki H, Thibodeau S, Fafard M, Ziegler D, Alamdari H. Characterization of the Hot Anode Paste Compaction Process: A Computational and Experimental Study. Materials. 2019; 12(5):800.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chaouki, Hicham; Thibodeau, Stéphane; Fafard, Mario; Ziegler, Donald; Alamdari, Houshang. 2019. "Characterization of the Hot Anode Paste Compaction Process: A Computational and Experimental Study." Materials 12, no. 5: 800.
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