Title

A microstructure based model of the deformation mechanisms and flow stress during elevated temperature straining of a magnesium alloy

Publication Date

5-2011

Journal

Scripta Materialia

Volume

64

Issue

10

First Page

931

Last Page

934

Abstract

We show that the variation of flow stress with strain rate and grain size in a magnesium alloy deformed at a constant strain rate and 450 °C can be predicted by a crystal plasticity model that includes grain boundary sliding and diffusion. The model predicts the grain size dependence of the critical strain rate that will cause a transition in deformation mechanism from dislocation creep to grain boundary sliding, and yields estimates for grain boundary fluidity and diffusivity.