A finite strain elastic-viscoplastic self-consistent model for polycrystalline materials

H. Wang, P. D. Wu*, C. N. Tomé, Yonggang Huang

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Abstract

A large strain elastic-viscoplastic self-consistent (EVPSC) model for polycrystalline materials is developed. At single crystal level, both the rate sensitive slip and twinning are included as the plastic deformation mechanisms, while elastic anisotropy is accounted for in the elastic moduli. The transition from single crystal plasticity to polycrystal plasticity is based on a completely self-consistent approach. It is shown that the differences in the predicted stress-strain curves and texture evolutions based on the EVPSC and the viscoplastic self-consistent (VPSC) model proposed by Lebensohn and Tomé (1993) are negligible at large strains for monotonic loadings. For the deformations involving unloading and strain path changes, the EVPSC predicts a smooth elasto-plastic transition, while the VPSC model gives a discontinuous response due to lack of elastic deformation. It is also demonstrated that the EVPSC model can capture some important experimental features which cannot be simulated by using the VPSC model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)594-612
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids
Volume58
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

Keywords

  • Crystal plasticity
  • Elastic-viscoplastic material
  • Finite strain
  • Polycrystalline material
  • Self-consistent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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