Z.-Q Zhao

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In this work, we demonstrate the feasibility of fully-Lagrangian finite element simulations of the mechanics of three-dimensional penetration environments. The key enabling component is a robust library informed with state-of-the-art algorithms for mesh healing and optimization, which is repeatedly used during the simulations to eliminate(More)
The ability of three different crystal plasticity finite element models to predict deformation textures in face-centered cubic metals observed in experiments is assessed. These methods are: (i) Taylor averaging, in which the interactions of the grains are considered in a homogenized manner; (ii) low-resolution simulation (LRS), in which grain interactions(More)
Grain-scale surface roughening due to plastic straining in polycrystalline aluminum is studied with the aid of a three-dimensional finite-element crystal-plasticity model. An improved understanding of the origin of surface roughening profiles in plastically strained aluminum is sought. Large-scale, Direct Numerical Simulation enables the computation of(More)
The nanoscale anisotropic elastic-plastic behavior of single-crystal aragonite is studied using nanoindentation and tapping mode atomic force microscopy imaging. Force-depth curves coaxial to the axis exhibited load plateaus indicative of dislocation nucleation events. Plasticity on distinct slip systems was evident in residual topographic impressions where(More)
—Aiming to efficiently overcome the acoustic refraction and accurately reconstruct the microwave absorption properties in heterogeneous tissue, an iterative reconstruction method is proposed for microwave-induced thermo-acoustic tomography (MITAT) system. Most current imaging methods in MITAT assume that the heterogeneous sound velocity (SV) distribution(More)
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