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Title: Numerical assessment of the role of slip and twinning in magnesium alloy AZ31B during loading path reversal

Magnesium alloy AZ31B plastically deforms via twinning and slip. Corresponding to the unidirectional nature of twinning, the activity of twinning/detwinning is directly related to loading history and materials texture. Using the elastic viscoplastic self-consistent model implementing with the twinning and detwinning model (EVPSC–TDT), we revisited experimental data of AZ31B sheets under four different strain paths: (1) tension–compression–tension along rolling direction, (2) tension–compression–tension along transverse direction, (3) compression–tension–compression along rolling direction, and (4) compression–tension–compression along transverse direction, and identified the dominant deformation mechanisms with respect to the strain path. We captured plastic deformation behaviors observed in experiments and quantitatively interpreted experimental observations in terms of the activities of different deformation mechanisms and the evolution of texture. It is found that the in-plane pre-tension has slight effect on the subsequent deformation, and the pre-compression and the reverse tension after compression have significant effect on the subsequent deformation. The inelastic behavior under compressive unloading is found to be insignificant at a small strain level but pronounced at a large strain level. Lastly, such significant effect is mainly ascribed to the activity of twinning and detwinning.
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. McMaster Univ., Hamilton, ON (Canada)
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Journal ID: ISSN 1073-5623
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Metallurgical and Materials Transactions. A, Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 46; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 1073-5623
ASM International
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Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; detwinning; twinning; plastic deformation behavior; magnesium alloy
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