TY - JOUR

T1 - Influence of spinodal decomposition structures on the strength of Fe-Cr alloys

T2 - A dislocation dynamics study

AU - Takahashi, A.

AU - Suzuki, T.

AU - Nomoto, A.

AU - Kumagai, T.

N1 - Funding Information:
This work was partially supported by JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C) Grant Number 16K05044 .
Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 Acta Materialia Inc.

PY - 2018/3

Y1 - 2018/3

N2 - This paper presents a numerical analysis of the influence of spinodal decomposition on the strength of Fe-Cr alloys using the dislocation dynamics (DD) method. In the DD simulations, the structure of a spinodally decomposed chromium distribution is approximated using a cosine function. Using the equation for internal stress distribution, the interaction between a dislocation and the internal stress distribution is precisely accounted for in the DD simulations. The structure of the spinodally decomposed chromium distribution is parameterized using four variables, including the magnitude of chromium concentration, wave length of chromium distribution, position of the slip plane of dislocation, and the dislocation character (angle between the dislocation line and Burgers vector). Using these variables, the influence of the structure of chromium distribution on the critical resolved shear stress (CRSS) is studied. Furthermore, we focused on two major slip systems of the BCC structure, {110}〈111〉 and {112}〈111〉, and discuss the difference in the influence between the different slip systems. In the {110}〈111〉 slip system, the ΔCRSS appears only for a mixed dislocation with θ = 54.7°, because of the stripe pattern of the resolved shear stress distribution. On the other hand, in the {112}〈111〉 slip system, the dislocations with θ = 39.2° and 90° have a large ΔCRSS. There is a plateau of ΔCRSS in a range of 39.2∘<θ<90∘. The slip plane position does not change the ΔCRSS. There is a dependence of ΔCRSS on the wave-length of the chromium distribution. The dependence of ΔCRSS on the wave-length can be found not with a straight dislocation but with a curved dislocation using the DD simulations. The information is a new finding, and is meaningful in understanding the relationship between the material strength and the structure of spinodal decomposition.

AB - This paper presents a numerical analysis of the influence of spinodal decomposition on the strength of Fe-Cr alloys using the dislocation dynamics (DD) method. In the DD simulations, the structure of a spinodally decomposed chromium distribution is approximated using a cosine function. Using the equation for internal stress distribution, the interaction between a dislocation and the internal stress distribution is precisely accounted for in the DD simulations. The structure of the spinodally decomposed chromium distribution is parameterized using four variables, including the magnitude of chromium concentration, wave length of chromium distribution, position of the slip plane of dislocation, and the dislocation character (angle between the dislocation line and Burgers vector). Using these variables, the influence of the structure of chromium distribution on the critical resolved shear stress (CRSS) is studied. Furthermore, we focused on two major slip systems of the BCC structure, {110}〈111〉 and {112}〈111〉, and discuss the difference in the influence between the different slip systems. In the {110}〈111〉 slip system, the ΔCRSS appears only for a mixed dislocation with θ = 54.7°, because of the stripe pattern of the resolved shear stress distribution. On the other hand, in the {112}〈111〉 slip system, the dislocations with θ = 39.2° and 90° have a large ΔCRSS. There is a plateau of ΔCRSS in a range of 39.2∘<θ<90∘. The slip plane position does not change the ΔCRSS. There is a dependence of ΔCRSS on the wave-length of the chromium distribution. The dependence of ΔCRSS on the wave-length can be found not with a straight dislocation but with a curved dislocation using the DD simulations. The information is a new finding, and is meaningful in understanding the relationship between the material strength and the structure of spinodal decomposition.

KW - Critical resolved shear stress

KW - Dislocation dynamics

KW - Fe-Cr alloys

KW - Internal stress

KW - Spinodal decomposition

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U2 - 10.1016/j.actamat.2017.12.051

DO - 10.1016/j.actamat.2017.12.051

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85041473727

VL - 146

SP - 160

EP - 170

JO - Acta Materialia

JF - Acta Materialia

SN - 1359-6454

ER -