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Title: Application of image processing for simulation of mechanical response of multi-length scale microstructures of engineering alloys

Abstract

Microstructures of engineering alloys often contain features at widely different length scales. In this contribution, a digital image processing technique is presented to incorporate the effect of features at higher length scales on the damage evolution and local fracture processes occurring at lower length scales. The method is called M-SLIP: Microstructural Scale Linking by Image Processing. The technique also enables incorporation of the real microstructure at different length scales in the finite element (FE)-based simulations. The practical application of the method is demonstrated via FE analysis on the microstructure of an aluminum cast alloy (A356), where the length scales of micropores and silicon particles differ by two orders of magnitude. The simulation captures the effect of nonuniformly distributed micropores at length scales of 200 to 500 {micro}m on the local stresses and strains around silicon particles that are at the length scales of 3 to 5 {micro}m. The procedure does not involve any simplifying assumptions regarding the microstructural geometry, and therefore, it is useful to model the mechanical response of the real multi-length scale microstructures of metals and alloys.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta, GA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
684455
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions. A, Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 30; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: PBD: Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; MICROSTRUCTURE; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; METALS; ALLOYS; IMAGE PROCESSING; FINITE ELEMENT METHOD; SIMULATION; CORRELATIONS

Citation Formats

Gokhale, A.M., and Yang, S. Application of image processing for simulation of mechanical response of multi-length scale microstructures of engineering alloys. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1007/s11661-999-0245-z.
Gokhale, A.M., & Yang, S. Application of image processing for simulation of mechanical response of multi-length scale microstructures of engineering alloys. United States. doi:10.1007/s11661-999-0245-z.
Gokhale, A.M., and Yang, S. Wed . "Application of image processing for simulation of mechanical response of multi-length scale microstructures of engineering alloys". United States. doi:10.1007/s11661-999-0245-z.
@article{osti_684455,
title = {Application of image processing for simulation of mechanical response of multi-length scale microstructures of engineering alloys},
author = {Gokhale, A.M. and Yang, S.},
abstractNote = {Microstructures of engineering alloys often contain features at widely different length scales. In this contribution, a digital image processing technique is presented to incorporate the effect of features at higher length scales on the damage evolution and local fracture processes occurring at lower length scales. The method is called M-SLIP: Microstructural Scale Linking by Image Processing. The technique also enables incorporation of the real microstructure at different length scales in the finite element (FE)-based simulations. The practical application of the method is demonstrated via FE analysis on the microstructure of an aluminum cast alloy (A356), where the length scales of micropores and silicon particles differ by two orders of magnitude. The simulation captures the effect of nonuniformly distributed micropores at length scales of 200 to 500 {micro}m on the local stresses and strains around silicon particles that are at the length scales of 3 to 5 {micro}m. The procedure does not involve any simplifying assumptions regarding the microstructural geometry, and therefore, it is useful to model the mechanical response of the real multi-length scale microstructures of metals and alloys.},
doi = {10.1007/s11661-999-0245-z},
journal = {Metallurgical and Materials Transactions. A, Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science},
number = 9,
volume = 30,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}