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Scale Transitions in Plasticity

Objective

Plastic behavior of crystals is caused by the motion of dislocations. While it is now possible to computationally model the behavior of individual dislocations and their interaction, the large number of these defects in a macroscopic specimen requires a multi-scale approach. The goal of this project is to better understand the passage from atomistic to continuum models as well as to explore the link between non-convexity in continuum plasticity models and the formation of dislocation patterns. Ultimately, we want to develop efficient algorithms to model the plastic behavior of polycrystals, taking into account but not resolving on the microscopic scale the effect of the propagation and locking of dislocations.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-CIG
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Funding Scheme

MC-CIG - Support for training and career development of researcher (CIG)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Administrative Contact
Wendy Harle (Ms)