Threshold Stress for Super Plastic Flow in Spatially Extended Crystalline Systems
In general, the mechanical behavior of superplastic spatially extended crystalline systems (SP-SECS) is characterized by a sigmoidal relationship between the applied stress and the steady state strain rate. The sigmoidal curve is defined by three regions: low stress - region I, intermediate stress or superplastic - region II and high stress - region III. The region I is known as the region where the threshold stress exists, but there are controversies on their existence. In this way, some experimental results reported in the past are analyzed. Earlier investigations have reported the apparent activation energy for creep in SP-SECS as a function of the applied stress, where it is exhibited a marked dependence of impurities or precipitates concentration. In addition, recent experimental evidences have revealed that the unified interpretation of creep, plasticity and superplasticity is the deductive rule . In order to describe the interaction between precipitates at grain boundaries and dislocations during deformation processes a phenomenological expression for the threshold stress at the Grain Boundary in SP-SECS is described in this work.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
J. D. Muñoz-Andrade, "Threshold Stress for Super Plastic Flow in Spatially Extended Crystalline Systems", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 3013-3016, 2005