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A two-dimensional finite element model of the grain boundary based on thermo-mechanical strain gradient plasticity
 
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Louisiana State University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Baton Rouge, LA
Publication date: 2018-04-20
 
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2018;56(2):377–391
 
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In this work, a two-dimensional finite element model for the grain boundary flow rule is de- veloped based on the thermo-mechanical gradient-enhanced plasticity theory. The proposed model is temperature-dependent. A special attention is given to physical and micromechani- cal nature of dislocation interactions in combination with thermal activation on stored and dissipated energy. Thermodynamic conjugate microforces are decomposed into energetic and dissipative components. Correspondingly, two different grain boundary material length sca- les are present in the proposed model. Finally, numerical examples are solved in order to explore characteristics of the proposed grain boundary flow rule.
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