Hot compression tests were carried out on a Gleeble-3800 thermal mechanical simulator in the temperature range from 700 to 900 °C and strain rate range from 0.005 to 10 s−1
to investigate the hot deformation behavior of B1500HS high-strength steel. Softening mechanisms of B1500HS high-strength steel under different deformation conditions were analyzed according to the characteristics of flow stress–strain curves. By analyzing and processing the experimental data, the values of steady flow stress, saturated stress, dynamic recovery (DRV) softening coefficient, and other factors were solved and these parameters were expressed as functions of Zener–Hollomon factors. Based on the dislocation density theory and the kinetic model of dynamic recrystallization (DRX), constitutive models corresponding to different softening mechanisms were established. The flow stress–strain curves of B1500HS predicted by a constitutive model are in good agreement with the experimental results and the correlation coefficient is . The comparison results indicate that the constitutive models can accurately reflect the deformation behavior of B1500HS high-strength steel under different conditions.
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