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Mechanics of Dislocation Fields

ISBN: 978-1-84821-375-3
244 pages
October 2017, Wiley-ISTE
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Accompanying the present trend of engineering systems aimed at size reduction and design at microscopic/nanoscopic length scales, Mechanics of Dislocation Fields describes the self-organization of dislocation ensembles at small length scales and its consequences on the overall mechanical behavior of crystalline bodies.

The account of the fundamental interactions between the dislocations and other microscopic crystal defects is based on the use of smooth field quantities and powerful tools from the mathematical theory of partial differential equations. The resulting theory is able to describe the emergence of dislocation microstructures and their evolution along complex loading paths. Scale transitions are performed between the properties of the dislocation ensembles and the mechanical behavior of the body.

Several variants of this overall scheme are examined which focus on dislocation cores, electromechanical interactions of dislocations with electric charges in dielectric materials, the intermittency and scale-invariance of dislocation activity, grain-to-grain interactions in polycrystals, size effects on mechanical behavior and path dependence of strain hardening.

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Table of Contents


1. Continuous representation of dislocations

Lattice incompatibility. Burgers vector. Incompatibility equations.

Continuous distributions ofdislocations. Continuity conditions a interfaces.

Incompatibility and curvature of  the crystalline lattice.

2. Field Equations and evolution equations

Determination of  internal stresses. Plastic distortion rate.

Resolution length scale. Evolution  equations for the dislocation densities.

Transport waves.

Constitutive assumtions. Rate form of the continuity conditions at interfaces.

Governing equations in a field theory of dislocations.

Boundary conditions aux limites. Resolution algorithms.

Incremental form of the field equations.

Example : plane dislocations .

3. Constitutive laws

Fields of dislocations et constitutive laws. Dissipation. Incompressibility.

Viscoplasticity. Compatible and  incompatible dislocation fields.

4. Intermittency, size effects and complex loading paths

Applicability of field  dislocation mechanics.

Intermittency of plasticity. Effets of size on plastic activity. Complex loading paths.



Glossary, definitions, notations


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