Deformation Behavior Analysis of Harmonic Structure Materials by Multi-Scale Finite Element Analysis
The harmonic structure materials consist of coarse-grained areas enclosed in a three-dimensional continuously connected network of ultrafine-grained area. The concept of harmonic structure design has been successfully applied to a variety of pure metals and alloys by mechanical milling (MM) and subsequent powder metallurgy (PM) process. In harmonic structure material, core region with coarse grains maintains a high ductility while the shell region with ultrafine grains contributes for a higher strength. Therefore, the material with harmonic structure design can achieve both strength and ductility simultaneously. In this research, the SUS304L grade stainless steel has been used as a model material to understand and validate the response of the harmonic structure materials towards the applied external loads. The numerical simulation of multi-scale FEA (Finite Element Analysis) was carried out, and it was confirmed that microscopic deformation and the macroscopic tensile strength can be characterized by the present approach.
H. Yu et al., "Deformation Behavior Analysis of Harmonic Structure Materials by Multi-Scale Finite Element Analysis", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1088, pp. 853-857, 2015