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Effect of Auto-Tuning on Serrated Flow Behavior

S.M.A.K. Mohammed, D.L. Chen
2019 Metals  
The mechanical response of a servo-hydraulic testing system is affected by the stiffness of test specimens. An adaptive controller helps in auto-tuning the system by setting the optimal proportional-integral-derivative values for the subsequent test as the stiffness changes. This paper presents the effect of auto-tuning of various channels on the flow response of several commercial Al and Mg alloys and a mild steel. Strain-controlled monotonic tensile tests were performed at a given strain rate
more » ... a given strain rate of 1 × 10−4 s−1 after auto-tuning of position, load, and strain channels in different combinations. Serrated flow or Portevin–Le Chatelier effect was observed in the Al alloys after auto-tuning of either position channel only or position and load channels. However, the serrations of Al alloys were shielded after further auto-tuning of strain channel. The stress-strain curves of Mg alloys and mild steel were observed to be basically free of serrations under any combinations of auto-tuning, which confirms that the serrated flow is a property of specific materials rather than a machine system noise.
doi:10.3390/met9080845 fatcat:me5hz5oggrg4tbvlg7ewo4s2mq