Effects of Grain Orientations on Nanoindentation Behavior in Hexagonal Zirconium


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The present study deals with nanoindentation behavior of commercial Zircaloy 2 and high purity (5N purity) crystal bar Zirconium. The effect of crystal orientation was studied through high resolution electron diffraction, while a finite element model was developed to extract yield strength and strain hardening exponent from nanoindentation data. The study brings in clear signatures of orientation dependence of mechanical properties in hexagonal Zirconium.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 702-703)

Edited by:

Asim Tewari, Satyam Suwas, Dinesh Srivastava, Indradev Samajdar and Arunansu Haldar




A. Lodh et al., "Effects of Grain Orientations on Nanoindentation Behavior in Hexagonal Zirconium", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 702-703, pp. 311-314, 2012

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December 2011




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