Constitutive modeling of strain rate effects in nanocrystalline and ultrafine grained polycrystals
KAUST DepartmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
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AbstractWe present a variational two-phase constitutive model capable of capturing the enhanced rate sensitivity in nanocrystalline (nc) and ultrafine-grained (ufg) fcc metals. The nc/ufg-material consists of a grain interior phase and a grain boundary affected zone (GBAZ). The behavior of the GBAZ is described by a rate-dependent isotropic porous plasticity model, whereas a rate-independent crystal-plasticity model which accounts for the transition from partial dislocation to full dislocation mediated plasticity is employed for the grain interior. The scale bridging from a single grain to a polycrystal is done by a Taylor-type homogenization. It is shown that the enhanced rate sensitivity caused by the grain size refinement is successfully captured by the proposed model. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
SponsorsThis work was fully funded by the KAUST baseline fund.