The Effect of Deformation Twinning on Stress Localization in a Three Dimensional TWIP Steel Microstructure
Tari, V., Rollett, A. D., El Kadiri, H., Beladi, H., Oppedal, A. L., & King, R. (2015). The Effect of Deformation Twinning on Stress Localization in a Three Dimensional TWIP Steel Microstructure. Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering. IOPscience. 23(4), 045010. DOI:10.1088/0965-0393/23/4/045010.
We present an investigation of the effect of deformation twinning on the visco-plastic response and stress localization in a low stacking fault energy twinning-induced plasticity (TWIP) steel under uniaxial tension loading. The three-dimensional full field response was simulated using the fast Fourier transform method. The initial microstructure was obtained from a three dimensional serial section using electron backscatter diffraction. Twin volume fraction evolution upon strain was measured so the hardening parameters of the simple Voce model could be identified to fit both the stress-strain behavior and twinning activity. General trends of texture evolution were acceptably predicted including the typical sharpening and balance between the 〈1 1 1〉 fiber and the 〈1 0 0〉 fiber. Twinning was found to nucleate preferentially at grain boundaries although the predominant twin reorientation scheme did not allow spatial propagation to be captured. Hot spots in stress correlated with the boundaries of twinned voxel domains, which either impeded or enhanced twinning based on which deformation modes were active locally.