Avalanche correlations and stress-strain curves in discrete dislocation plasticity

Henri Salmenjoki, Lasse Laurson, Mikko J. Alava

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The sequence of deformation bursts during plastic deformation exhibits scale-free features. In addition to the burst or avalanche sizes and the rate of avalanches the process is characterized by correlations in the series which become manifest in the resulting shape of the stress-strain curve. We analyze such features of plastic deformation with two-dimensional and three-dimensional simulations of discrete dislocation dynamics models and we show that only with severe plastic deformation the ensuing memory effects become negligible. The role of past deformation history and dislocation pinning by disorder are studied. In general, the correlations have the effect of reducing the scatter of the individual stress-strain curves around the mean one.

Original languageEnglish
Article number073601
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review Materials
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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