High-resolution micro-plasticity in advanced high-strength steels

  • Date: Nov 6, 2023
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Professor Marc Geers
  • Mechanics of Materials, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Location: Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH
  • Room: Large Conference Room No. 203
  • Host: on invitation of Prof. Gerhard Dehm
 High-resolution micro-plasticity in advanced high-strength steels
The persistent demand for green, strong and ductile advanced high strength steels, with a reduced climate footprint, calls for novel and improved multi-phase microstructures. The development of these new steels requires an in-depth understanding of the governing plasticity mechanisms at the micron scale. In order to address this challenge, novel numerical-experimental methods are called for that account for the discreteness, statistics and the intrinsic role of interfaces. This lecture sheds light on recent and innovative developments unravelling metal plasticity at the micron scale. Multi-phase through-thickness samples allow for a full characterization of the underlying microstructure. Using computational crystallographic insights, a slip system based local identification method has been developed, which provides full-field crystallographic slip system activity maps. The resulting deformation maps are directly used to assess the model predictions. Heterogeneous spatial variations are introduced by sampling the slip system properties of individual atomic slip planes from a probability density function. This allows to recover naturally localized slip patterns with a high resolution. It is demonstrated that this discrete slip plane model adequately replicates the diversity of active slip systems in the corresponding experiment, which cannot be achieved with standard crystal plasticity models. Recent experimental observations on dual-phase steels demonstrate substructure boundary sliding parallel to the habit plane in lath martensite, for which a habit-plane slip enriched laminate model is developed. This model adequately captures the role of the substructure boundary sliding on the deformation of the martensite aggregate.

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