In situ characterisation of the strain fields of intragranular slip bands in ferrite by high-resolution electron backscatter diffraction
High angular resolution electron backscatter diffraction has been used to quantify the local elastic field at the tip of mechanically loaded intragranular slip bands observed in situ in the ferrite grains of an age-hardened duplex stainless steel (Zeron 100). The surface elastic strain field was integrated to calculate in-plane and out-of-plane surface displacements. This allowed the elastic fields to be parameterised in a finite element analysis, which used the displacement field as the boundary conditions, to obtain the potential strain energy release rate (J-integral) and three-dimensional stress intensity factors (KI,II,III).
This new analysis method is demonstrated by examining the elastic fields around the tip of an incipient slip band, an array of slip bands and the loading of a slip band. Direct measurement of the stress tensor in the grain identified the active slip systems with the highest Schmid factor. The stress intensity factors ahead of the slip band, measured under load, were directly affected by the magnitude of loading and the inclination angle of the slip band to the observed surface.
Henry Royce Institute (Grant ref EP/R010145/1)
DTP 2016-2017 University of Oxford
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Author affiliationSchool of Engineering, University of Leicester
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