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Dislocation motion and instability

Zhu, Y. and Chapman, S. J. and Acharya, A. Dislocation motion and instability. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids . ISSN 0022-5096 (Submitted)

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The Peach-Koehler expression for the stress generated by a single (non-planar) curvilinear dislocation is evaluated to calculate the dislocation self stress. This is combined with a law of motion to give the self-induced motion of a general dislocation curve. A stability analysis of a rectilinear, uniformly translating dislocation is then performed. The dislocation is found to be susceptible to a helical instability, with the maximum growth rate occurring when the dislocation is almost, but not exactly, pure screw. The non-linear evolution of the instability is determined numerically, and implications for slip band formation and non-Schmid behaviour in yielding discussed.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:H - N > Mechanics of deformable solids
Research Groups:Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
ID Code:1692
Deposited By: Jon Chapman
Deposited On:26 Mar 2013 08:38
Last Modified:29 May 2015 19:23

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