Journal article

Integrating phase field and crystal plasticity finite element models for simulations of titanium alloy Ti-5553

Dylan Agius, Patrick O'Toole, Chris Wallbrink, Zoran Sterjovski, Chun-Hui Wang, GB Schaffer

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-MATERIALS | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

The ability to simultaneously predict the microstructure and bulk material properties of 3D printed (additively manufactured or AM) metals is critical to the development of process intelligence that can be used by a digital-twin for forecasting and optimising alloy composition and fabrication parameters. This study proposes a simulation framework for predicting the microstructure and corresponding meso- and macro-scale properties of AM materials. This is achieved by integrating phase-field and crystal plasticity modelling techniques, whereby the phase field model predicts the microstructure and the crystal plasticity constitutive model computes the stress-strain evolution using the microstru..

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