New Grain Interaction Models for Deformation Texture Simulations


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Two relatively simple schemes are described for the interactions of grain deformations during large plastic deformations with the aim of evaluating their influence on texture development. The stress transfer model basically assumes that there is some degree of stress transfer across the boundaries proportional to the boundary area. The reduced stress incompatibility model minimizes the stress incompatibilities between each grain and their surrounding grains These models assume 3D topological schemes using evolving truncated octahedra for the spatial distributions of the grains. They are applied to the cases of hot rolled and cross forged Al alloys. Both give quite similar predictions for texture development which are moderate improvements on the Taylor models, confirming that the incorporation of grain interaction effects can be useful for texture modeling without major modifications. Moreover, they can yield interesting results for local orientation effects and their influence on orientation stability; an example of cube grains hot rolled in different crystallographic surroundings is also treated.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 539-543)

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R. Quey et al., "New Grain Interaction Models for Deformation Texture Simulations", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 539-543, pp. 3371-3376, 2007

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March 2007




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