Strain Gradient Plasticity Theory Based on Dislocation - Controlling Mechanism for Nanocrystalline Materials
Due to their dissimilar properties and different deformation mechanisms between grain interior (GI) and grain boundary affected zone (GBAZ) in the nanocrystalline (NC) materials, a two-phase composite model consisting of GI and GBAZ was developed and adopted to build strain gradient plasticity theory. Comparison between experimental data and model predictions at different grain sizes for NC copper shows that the developed method appears to be capable of describing the strain hardening of NC materials.
Zhengyi Jiang and Chunliang Zhang
J. Q. Zhou et al., "Strain Gradient Plasticity Theory Based on Dislocation - Controlling Mechanism for Nanocrystalline Materials", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 97-101, pp. 2155-2158, 2010