"Size effects on the mechanical behavior of single crystals. Experiments and Simulations"
The overall aim of the project is to make a significant advance in the understanding of extrinsic size effects in the plastic deformation of metals (sample dimensions in the micrometer scale, including micron size voids). A synergetic approach will be sought between state-of-the-art computational multi-scale modeling (discrete dislocation dynamics, DDD, and strain gradient single crystal plasticity modeling, SGSCP) and state-of-the-art mechanical testing at the micrometer and nanometer scale, including the fabrication of microsamples by Focused Ion Beam (FIB) and the in-situ mechanical testing in the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). To this end, this coordinated project brings together two groups with expertise in these fields: the Department of Materials Science of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) and IMDEA Materials Institute
Partners: Department of Materials Science of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM)
Funding Organisation: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (Fundamental Research)
Project Period: 2010 – 2013
Principal Investigator: Drs. Javier Segurado and Dr. Jon Molina
Contact: javier.saegurado(AT)imdea.org / jon.molina(AT)imdea.org