Numerical simulation of dislocation-precipitate interactions using dislocation dynamics combined with voxel-based finite elements

Akiyuki Takahashi, Yutaro Terada

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Abstract

This paper provides a computational method for dislocation-precipitate interaction problems. The computational method is a combination of the parametric dislocation dynamics and the voxel-based finite element method, and has a potential to enable the simulation of interaction between dislocations and multiple precipitates. To reduce the computational time, a multi-level voxel element model is employed. The convergence behavior of numerical accuracy and the computational time of the proposed method are examined by solving a dislocation-precipitate interaction problem. The results show that the proposed method has a good convergence behavior, and the computational time can be drastically reduced by the use of the multi-level voxel element model. Finally, the interaction between dislocations and multiple precipitates is solved to demonstrate a potential of the proposed method with various average diameters and constant volume fraction of precipitate. As the result, the proposed method successfully captured the dependence of the critical resolved shear stress on the average precipitate diameter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFracture and Strength of Solids VII
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages395-400
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780878492107
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume462-463
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795

Keywords

  • Dislocation
  • Dislocation dynamics
  • Precipitate
  • Voxel-based finite elements

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