In recent years, wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) has increasingly attracted attention in the construction sector because of its ability to optimize the production of large metallic structural parts, and for use in connections suitable for easy execution and potential reuse. The technology has become mature leading to shorter fabrication times and less expensive total costs due to lower raw material costs. Therefore, it is timely to conduct the material tests to evaluate the plastic flow and fracture of the WAAM steel plate to gain material characterization for an efficient design of connections. In this paper, the coupon specimens are cut from the WAAM plates in different directions in relation to the printing orientation to investigate possible material anisotropy. Results of uniaxial coupon specimens, the stress-strain curve, are analyzed in three stages: the elastic stage, the plastic stage and the coupled plastic-damage stage. The FE simulation is performed to calibrate the true stress and strain curves in different stages.
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- Finite element simulation
- Material tests
- Wire arc additive manufacturing