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Title: Average intragranular misorientation trends in polycrystalline materials predicted by a viscoplastic self-consistent approach

Here, this work presents estimations of average intragranular fluctuations of lattice rotation rates in polycrystalline materials, obtained by means of the viscoplastic self-consistent (VPSC) model. These fluctuations give a tensorial measure of the trend of misorientation developing inside each single crystal grain representing a polycrystalline aggregate. We first report details of the algorithm implemented in the VPSC code to estimate these fluctuations, which are then validated by comparison with corresponding full-field calculations. Next, we present predictions of average intragranular fluctuations of lattice rotation rates for cubic aggregates, which are rationalized by comparison with experimental evidence on annealing textures of fcc and bcc polycrystals deformed in tension and compression, respectively, as well as with measured intragranular misorientation distributions in a Cu polycrystal deformed in tension. The orientation-dependent and micromechanically-based estimations of intragranular misorientations that can be derived from the present implementation are necessary to formulate sound sub-models for the prediction of quantitatively accurate deformation textures, grain fragmentation, and recrystallization textures using the VPSC approach.
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (United States)
  3. Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (United States)
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1359-6454; PII: S1359645415300355
Grant/Contract Number:
FWP-06SCPE401; 20140630ER; AC52-06NA25396
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Acta Materialia
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 1359-6454
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE polycrystal plasticity modeling; micromechanics; misorientation; texture; recrystallization