Slip Circle Constructions for Inhomogeneous Rotational Flow


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Humphreys’ simple construction to aid understanding of the patterns of rotational plastic flow observed near undeformable particles in a ductile plastically sheared matrix can be generalised to predict flow under hardness indenters in crystalline metals. The consequences for internal stress distributions and polycrystalline plasticity are briefly indicated.



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P. B. Prangnell and P. S. Bate




L.M. Brown, "Slip Circle Constructions for Inhomogeneous Rotational Flow", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 550, pp. 105-117, 2007

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July 2007





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