Metallurgical Transactions

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 797–801

The effect of surface configuration on grain boundary sliding

  • Terence G. Langdon
Mechanical Behavior

DOI: 10.1007/BF02647651

Cite this article as:
Langdon, T.G. MT (1972) 3: 797. doi:10.1007/BF02647651


In studies of grain boundary sliding during creep, it is necessary to distinguish between the strain due to sliding in the bulk of the specimen and the strain occurring at the surface. In general, these quantities are not the same, although the difference depends on the configuration of the surface grains. Methods are suggested for estimating the internal sliding from surface measurements, and an analysis is made of detailed results published for α iron.

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© The Metallurgical of Society of AIME 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Terence G. Langdon
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  1. 1.Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering, Department of Materials ScienceUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles