An atomistic modeling survey of the shear strength of twist grain boundaries in aluminum

GF Bomarito and Y Lin and DH Warner, SCRIPTA MATERIALIA, 101, 72-75 (2015).

DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2015.01.022

A computational survey of the shear strength of 343 unique grain boundaries was performed. For each boundary, the strength was surveyed as a function of shear direction. The results suggest that: (1) the shear strength cannot be comprehensively predicted by common grain boundary descriptors, (2) the shear strength depends significantly and simply on shear direction due to the faceted geometry of boundary planes, and (3) grain boundary shear strengths in an ordinary material can be represented by a simple statistical distribution. (C) 2015 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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