Grain-Scale Investigations of Deformation Heterogeneities in Aluminum Alloys


21st International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming (ESAFORM), Palermo, Italy, 23 - 25 April 2018, vol.1960 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1960
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.5035062
  • City: Palermo
  • Country: Italy
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The an isotropic deformation of Aluminum alloys at micron scale exhibits localized deformation, which has negative implications on the macroscale mechanical and forming behavior. The scope of this work is twofold. Firstly, micro-scale deformation heterogeneities affecting forming behavior of aluminum alloys is investigated through experimental microstructure analysis at large strains and various strain paths. The effects of initial texture, local grain misorientation, and strain paths on the strain localizations are established. In addition to uniaxial tension condition, deformation heterogeneities are also investigated under equibiaxial tension condition to determine the strain path effects on the localization behavior. Secondly, the morphology and the crystallographic data obtained from the experiments is transferred to Abaqus software, in order to predict both macroscopic response and the microstructure evolution though crystal plasticity finite element simulations. The model parameters are identified through the comparison with experiments and the capability of the model to capture real material response is discussed as well.