Plastic flow in very low temperature regime within annular micropores

  • Z. Kwang-Hua Chu


The rate of deformation for glassy (amorphous) matter confined in microscopic domain at very low temperature regime was investigated using a rate-state-dependent model considering the shear thinning behavior which means, once material being subjected to high shear rates, the viscosity diminishes with increasing shear rate. The preliminary results show that there might be the enhanced rate of deformation and (shear) yield stress due to the almost vanishing viscosity in micropores subjected to some surface conditions: The relatively larger roughness (compared to the macroscopic domain) inside micropores and the slip. As the pore size decreases, the surface-to-volume ratio increases and therefore, surface roughness will greatly affect the (plastic) flow in micropores. By using the boundary perturbation method, we obtained a class of microscopic fields for the rate of deformation and yield stress at low temperature regime with the presumed small wavy roughness distributed along the walls of an annular micropore.


Low-temperature plasticity glass material asymptotic analysis 


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© Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. Kwang-Hua Chu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.TaipeiChina
  2. 2.Chern Shiing-Shen Institute of MathematicsNankai UniversityTianjinChina

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