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Title: Modeling slip system strength evolution in Ti-7Al informed by in-situ grain stress measurements

Far-field high-energy X-ray diffraction microscopy is used to asses the evolution of slip system strengths in hexagonal close-packed (HCP) Ti-7A1 during tensile deformation in-situ. The following HCP slip system families are considered: basal < a >, prismatic < a >, pyramidal < a >, and first-order pyramidal < c + a >. A 1 mm length of the specimen's gauge section, marked with fiducials and comprised of an aggregate of over 500 grains, is tracked during continuous deformation. The response of each slip system family is quantified using 'slip system strength curves' that are calculated from the average stress tensors of each grain over the applied deformation history. These curves, which plot the average resolved shear stress for each slip system family versus macroscopic strain, represent a mesoscopic characterization of the aggregate response. A short time-scale transient softening is observed in the basal < a >, prismatic < a >, and pyramidal < a > slip systems, while a long time-scale transient hardening is observed in the pyramidal < c + a > slip systems. These results are used to develop a slip system strength model as part of an elasto-viscoplastic constitutive model for the single crystal behavior. A suitemore » of finite element simulations is performed on a virtual polycrystal to demonstrate the relative effects of the different parameters in the slip system strength model. Finally, the model is shown to accurately capture the macroscopic stress-strain response using parameters that are chosen to capture the mesoscopic slip system responses.« less
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Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357; AC52-07NA27344; LLNL-JRNL-703660
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Acta Materialia
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 128; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 1359-6454
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22), Scientific User Facilities Division; Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Materials and Manufacturing Directorate; USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
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OSTI ID: 1397848