Barlow, CY and Liu, YL (1998) Microstructure, strain fields and flow stress in deformed metal matrix composites. Acta Materialia, 46. pp. 5807-5817. ISSN 1359-6454Full text not available from this repository.
An experimental study of local orientations around whiskers in deformed metal matrix composites has been used to determine the strain gradients existing in the material following tensile deformation. These strain fields have been represented as arrays of geometrically necessary dislocations, and the material flow stress predicted using a standard dislocation hardening model. Whilst the correlation between this and the measured flow stress is reasonable, the experimentally determined strain gradients are lower by a factor of 5-10 than values obtained in previous estimates made using continuum plasticity finite element models. The local orientations around the whiskers contain a large amount of detailed information about the strain patterns in the material, and a novel approach is made to representing some of this information and to correlating it with microstructural observations. © 1998 Acta Metallurgica Inc. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
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