Crystal plasticity modeling on single crystal and polycrystal of a ferritic steel sheet

J. Lian*, S. Gao, M. Sharaf, N. Vajragupta, B. Schmaling, A. Ma, S. Münstermann, A. Hartmaier, W. Bleck

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Understanding the correlation between materials microstructure and mechanical deformation properties is of importance to sheet forming industry. Multiscale modeling of material behavior is therefore introduced to link the microstructural features to macroscopic continuum materials properties. In this study, crystal plasticity modeling on single grain and polycrystal levels is conducted. The nanoidentiation test on a single grain of a steel sheet is used to calibrate the materials parameters of the single crystal plasticity model with the assistant of the load-depth curve and the comparisons of surface topologies of the pile-ups. With the calibrated parameters, the macroscopic description of the mechanical behavior is predicted by incorporating a full-field homogenization scheme based on the finite element treatment of representative volume elements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIST Steel Properties and Applications Conference Proceedings - Combined with MS and T'12, Materials Science and Technology 2012
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2012
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAIST Steel Properties and Applications Conference - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: 7 Oct 201211 Oct 2012


ConferenceAIST Steel Properties and Applications Conference
CountryUnited States


  • Crystal plasticity
  • Finite element method
  • Homogenization
  • Nanoindentation test
  • Polycrystal
  • Representative volume elements
  • Single crystal

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