Hardening and softening mechanisms at decreasing microstructural length scales
2008 (English)In: Philosophical Magazine, ISSN 1478-6435, E-ISSN 1478-6443, Vol. 88, no 30-32, 3513-3525 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A laminate structure with varying lamina thicknesses is used as a qualitative model of grain size dependence on yield behaviour in metallic materials. Both strain gradient plasticity and slip between layers are considered. It is shown that an inverse Hall-Petch effect can be generated in this way. For very small thicknesses, corresponding to very small grain sizes, sliding is the dominant mechanism and the strength then decreases with decreasing thickness. For larger thicknesses, strain gradient plasticity is controlling the deformation and the strength is, instead, increasing with decreasing thickness. Numerical examples are presented that demonstrate these mechanisms.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 88, no 30-32, 3513-3525 p.
Bulk/interface competition, Intergrain boundary sliding, Inverse Hall-Petch effect, Strain gradient plasticity
Engineering and Technology Applied Mechanics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-11503DOI: 10.1080/14786430802014688ISI: 000261804000004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-57849154930OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-11503DiVA: diva2:277327
FunderSwedish Research Council, 621-2005-5759
QC 201010072009-11-172009-11-172013-12-05Bibliographically approved