Strengthening Mechanisms in Crystal Plasticity

Paperback | October 15, 2012

byAli Argon

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The strengthening of metals by a variety of means has been of interest over much of history. However, the elucidation of the actual mechanisms involved in the processes of alloying and work hardening, and the related processes of metals as a scientific pursuit, has become possible only throughthe parallel developments in dislocation theory and in definitive experimental tools of electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. The important developments over the past several decades in the mechanistic understanding of the often complex processes of interaction of dislocations with each other,with solute atoms and with precipitates during plastic flow have largely remained scattered in the professional literature. This has made it difficult for students and professionals to have ready access to this subject as a whole. While there are some excellent reviews of certain aspects of thesubject, there is presently no single comprehensive coverage available of the central mechanisms and their modelling. The present book on Strengthening Mechanisms in Crystal Plasticity provides such a coverage in a generally transparent and readily understandable form. It is intended as an advanced text for graduate students in materials science and mechanical engineering. The central processes of strengtheningthat are presented are modeled by dislocation mechanics in detail and the results are compared extensively with the best available experimental information. The form of the coverage is intended to inspire students or professional practitioners in the field to develop their own models of similar orrelated phenomena and, finally, engage in more advanced computational simulations, guided by the book.

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The strengthening of metals by a variety of means has been of interest over much of history. However, the elucidation of the actual mechanisms involved in the processes of alloying and work hardening, and the related processes of metals as a scientific pursuit, has become possible only throughthe parallel developments in dislocation th...

Ali Argon is Quentin Berg Professor, Emeritus at MIT, Cambridge, MA.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:426 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.01 inPublished:October 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199659222

ISBN - 13:9780199659227

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Table of Contents

1. Structure of Crystalline Solids and the Defect State2. Kinematics and Kinetics of Crystal Plasticity3. Overview of Strengthening Mechanisms4. The Lattice Resistance5. Solid Solution Strengthening6. Precipitation Strengthening7. Strain Hardening8. Deformation Instabilities, Polycrystals, Flow in Metals with Nano-structure and Superposition of Strengthening Mechanisms

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"An excellent book with considerable appeal." --William Nix, Stanford University