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Title: Yielding transitions and grain-size effects in dislocation theory

The statistical-thermodynamic dislocation theory developed in previous papers is used in this paper in an analysis of yielding transitions and grain-size effects in polycrystalline solids. Calculations are based on the 1995 experimental results of Meyers, Andrade, and Chokshi [Metall. Mater. Trans. A 26, 2881 (1995)] for polycrystalline copper under strain-hardening conditions. The main assertion is that the well-known Hall-Petch effects are caused by enhanced strengths of dislocation sources at the edges of grains instead of the commonly assumed resistance to dislocation flow across grain boundaries. Finally, the theory describes rapid transitions between elastic and plastic deformation at yield points; thus it can be used to predict grain-size dependence of both yield stresses and flow stresses.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review E
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 95; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0045
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS
OSTI Identifier:
1352806
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1349970