Strain gradient plasticity analysis of the influence of grain size and distribution on the yield strength in polycrystals
2014 (English)In: European journal of mechanics. A, Solids, ISSN 0997-7538, E-ISSN 1873-7285, Vol. 44, 1-16 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Plane strain models of polycrystalline microstructures are investigated using strain gradient plasticity (SGP) and a grain boundary (GB) deformation mechanism. The microstructures are constructed using a non-linear constrained Voronoi tessellation so that they conform to a log-normal distribution in grain size. The SGP framework is used to model the grain size dependent strengthening and the GB deformation results in a cut-off of this trend below a certain critical grain size. Plastic strain field localization is discussed in relation to the non-local effects introduced by SGP and a material length scale. A modification of the Hall-Petch relation that accounts for, not only the mean grain size, but also the statistical size variation in a population of grains is proposed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 44, 1-16 p.
Grain size distribution, Hall-Petch effect, Strain gradient plasticity
Applied Mechanics Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-136243DOI: 10.1016/j.euromechsol.2013.09.004ISI: 000331662100001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84887373406OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-136243DiVA: diva2:675623
FunderSwedish Research Council, 621-2005-5759
QC 201403312013-12-042013-12-042014-03-31Bibliographically approved