VOID SIZE, SHAPE, AND ORIENTATION EFFECTS UNDER INTENSE SHEARING ACROSS SCALES
Kim Lau Nielsen
The present work demonstrates how gradient strengthening at the micron scale affects the macroscopic strain at coalescence under intense shearing conditions. The coalescence mechanism relies on severe flattening, rotation, and elongation of the voids causing severe heterogeneous plastic strain to develop near the voids and in the ligament between voids. These gradients are associated with geometrically necessary dislocations, causing a delay in the coalescence process.
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