Quantitative tracking of grain structure evolution in a nanocrystalline metal during cyclic loading

@article{Panzarino2014QuantitativeTO,
  title={Quantitative tracking of grain structure evolution in a nanocrystalline metal during cyclic loading},
  author={Jason F. Panzarino and Jesus J. Ramos and Timothy J. Rupert},
  journal={Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering},
  year={2014},
  volume={23},
  pages={025005}
}
Molecular dynamics simulations were used to quantify mechanically induced structural evolution in nanocrystalline Al with an average grain size of 5 nm. A polycrystalline sample was cyclically strained at different temperatures, while a recently developed grain tracking algorithm was used to measure the relative contributions of novel deformation mechanisms such as grain rotation and grain sliding. Sample texture and grain size were also tracked during cycling, to show how nanocrystalline… Expand
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