Grain boundary sliding at low temperatures

Grain boundary sliding at low temperatures

Roberto B. Figueiredo

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Abstract. Grain boundary sliding plays a key role on the high temperature deformation of fine grained materials. This mechanism is related to a high strain rate sensitivity of approximately 0.5 and usually gives rise to high superplastic elongations. The rate controlling equation for the mechanism of grain boundary sliding has shown good agreement with experimental data for multiple materials, with different grain sizes and tested at different strain rates. However, the predictive ability of the rate controlling equation seems to deteriorate at low temperatures. Although there are experimental evidences of high strain-rate sensitivities in ultrafine grained materials tested at low temperatures, this parameter does not reach values near 0.5 and also there seems to be disagreement in stress level in many conditions. The present overview evaluates the occurrence of grain boundary sliding in ultrafine grained materials at low temperatures considering an adapted rate controlling equation which display good agreement with experimental data. A gradual transition from grain refinement softening at high temperature to grain refinement hardening at low temperatures and a gradual increase in strain rate sensitivity with increasing temperature are observed.

Deformation Mechanisms, Grain Boundary Sliding, Superplasticity

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Citation: Roberto B. Figueiredo, Grain boundary sliding at low temperatures, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 32, pp 227-234, 2023


The article was published as article 26 of the book Superplasticity in Advanced Materials

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