Time: 4:30 p.m.
Place: UHW 11/1102
Daniel Weygand, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
Dislocation dynamics modeling has reached the maturity to address the question of plastic ﬂow in small scale samples, which is governed by the particularity of the dislocation microstructure within the sample. Continuum modeling fails to predict the size dependency of the mechanical properties, as volume averaging over dislocation distributions one of the basic assumption of continuum description is no longer possible. On the other hand mesoscopic simulations as discrete dislocation dynamics simulations rely on a number of constitutive rules to be validated by experiments or more fundamental simulation techniques. Recent simulations in fcc materials on the the role of the chosen initial dislocation microstructure have revealed dislocation reactions leading to new sources  and to locally pinned points, which are a consequence of more complex dislocation reactions . The latter reactions introduce rather stable Frank-Read or spiral sources. The role of those points on the overall stability of a dislocation population will be presented. The insights gained by discrete dislocation dynamics on the so called size eﬀect and strain bursts are discussed [3,4,5].
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