Work-Hardening Models

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The true-stress and true-strain behavior ( versus ) of some materials can be modeled by an equation of the type , where is the strain-hardening exponent and is a material constant. The onset of necking corresponds to the maximum engineering stress a component can withstand and occurs when .

Contributed by: Megan Frary (Boise State University) (January 2008)
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