Simulations of Mechanical Behavior of Polycrystalline Copper with Nano-Twins
Mechanical behavior and microstructure evolution of polycrystalline copper with nano-twins were investigated in the present work by finite element simulations. The fracture of grain boundaries are described by a cohesive interface constitutive model based on the strain gradient plasticity theory. A systematic study of the strength and ductility for different grain sizes and twin lamellae distributions is performed. The results show that the material strength and ductility strongly depend on the grain size and the distribution of twin lamellae microstructures in the polycrystalline copper.
Key Wordsnanocrystalline twinned copper mechanical behavior cohesive model finite element simulation
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