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Title: Investigation of Deformation Dynamics in a Wrought Magnesium Alloy

In the present research, the deformation dynamics and the effect of the deformation history on plastic deformation in a wrought magnesium alloy have been studied using real-time in-situ neutron diffraction measurements under a continuous loading condition and elastic-viscoplastic self-consistent (EVPSC) polycrystal modeling. The experimental results reveal that the pre-deformation delayed the activation of the tensile twinning during subsequent compression, mainly resulting from the residual strain. No apparent detwinning occurred during unloading and even in the elastic region during reverse loading. It is believed that the grain rotation played an important role in the elastic region during reverse loading. The EVPSC model, which has been recently updated by implementing the twinning and detwinning model, was employed to characterize the deformation mechanism during the strain-path changes. The simulation result predicts well the experimental observation from the real-time in-situ neutron diffraction measurements. The present study provides a deep insight of the nature of deformation mechanisms in a hexagonal close-packed structured polycrystalline wrought magnesium alloy, which might lead to a new era of deformation-mechanism research.
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  1. ORNL
  2. McMaster University
  3. University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)
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Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: International Journal of Plasticity; Journal Volume: 62; Journal Issue: 62
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Spallation Neutron Source
Sponsoring Org:
SC USDOE - Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
MAGNESIUM ALLOYS; NEUTRON DIFFRACTION; TWINNING magnesium alloy; neutron diffraction; continuous loading; EVPSC model; deformation mechanisms; twinning