Varvara Romanova, Ruslan Balokhonov, Olga Zinovieva

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The paper reviews the results of numerical analyses for the micro-and mesoscale deformation-induced surface phenomena in three-dimensional polycrystals with the explicit account for the grain structure. The role of the free surface and grain boundaries in the appearance of the grain-scale stress concentrations and plastic strain nucleation is illustrated on the examples of aluminum polycrystals. Special attention is paid to the discussion of mesoscale deformation-induced surface roughening under uniaxial tension.


Polycrystals, Free surface, Grain boundaries, Deformation-induced roughness, Microstructure-based calculations, Mesomechanics

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