In this study, a crystal plasticity finite element model (CPFEM) has been revisited to study the microstructure effects on macroscopic mechanical behavior of ultrafine-grained (UFG) nickels processed by severe plastic deformation (SPD). The microstructure characteristics such as grain size and dislocation density show a strong influence on the mechanical behavior of SPD-processed materials. We used a modified Hall–Petch relationship at grain level to study both grain size and dislocation density dependences of mechanical behavior of SPD-processed nickel materials. Within the framework of small strain hypothesis, it is quite well shown that the CPFEM predicts the mechanical behavior of unimodal nickels processed by SPD methods. Moreover, a comparison between the proposed model and the self-consistent approach will be shown and discussed.
Modeling of Microstructure Effects on the Mechanical Behavior of Ultrafine-Grained Nickels Processed by Severe Plastic Deformation by Crystal Plasticity Finite Element Model
Contributed by the Materials Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY. Manuscript received April 20, 2014; final manuscript received January 7, 2015; published online February 2, 2015. Assoc. Editor: Irene Beyerlein.
Nguyen, T., Phan, V., and Bui, Q. (April 1, 2015). "Modeling of Microstructure Effects on the Mechanical Behavior of Ultrafine-Grained Nickels Processed by Severe Plastic Deformation by Crystal Plasticity Finite Element Model." ASME. J. Eng. Mater. Technol. April 2015; 137(2): 021010. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4029570
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