Many researches on the yield behavior under cyclic loads have been conducted for many years. However, almost these studies have been done within the range of relatively small size deformation. Hence, the detailed studies for yield phenomenon under cyclic loads after applying a large pre-deformation have not been sufficiently elucidated. Therefore, in the series of our studies, using test pieces of high purity tough pitch copper, the yield behavior generated under cyclic loads after applying the predeformation of large uniaxial tension or large simple shear have been investigated. However, as for the case that the type of pre-deformation differs from the type of deformation in the cyclic load, detailed studies have not been conducted yet. Hence, in the present study, the yield behavior generated under cyclic loads for tension and compression after applying a large pre-deformation of simple shear is examined based on Natural Strain theory. Furthermore, experimental results in the present study are compared with results of previous studies concerning cyclic loads for tension and compression after applying the large uniaxial tension. Consequently, it is revealed that the decreasing tendency of yield stress at the compression side appears more strongly as compared with the experimental result by previous study that the pre-deformity is a uniaxial tension.
Full Text (PDF)