MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS
Online ISSN : 1347-5320
Print ISSN : 1345-9678
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Grain Subdivision Mechanism Related to Partial Disclinations in Severe Plastic Deformation: A Molecular Dynamics Study
Tomotsugu ShimokawaTomoaki YamashitaTomoaki NiiyamaNobuhiro Tsuji
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2016 Volume 57 Issue 9 Pages 1392-1398

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Severe plastic deformation (SPD) processes can produce the bulk ultrafine-grained metals with grain sizes of less than 1 μm. However, the mechanism of grain refinement during SPD is not completely understood. In this study, we perform molecular dynamics simulations of a SPD process like equal-channel angular pressing and demonstrate grain refinement phenomena during the SPD simulations. We propose a new mechanism of grain subdivision related to the mobility of partial disclinations formed in strain-gradient regions during SPD.

Fig. 4 Local shear strain dependence of the proportion of defect atoms after SPD processes. Fullsize Image
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