PhD Defense by Alex Selimov

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  • Date/Time:
    • Monday November 14, 2022
      10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: MRDC 4211
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Summary Sentence: "Concurrent Atomistic-Continuum Studies of Interface/Dislocation Interactions in Nanolaminates and with He Bubbles in Stainless Steels”

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THE SCHOOL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Under the provisions of the regulations for the degree
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
on Monday, November 14, 2022

10:00 AM
via

Zoom

https://gatech.zoom.us/j/93382930963

or in-person in

MRDC 4211

will be held the

DISSERTATION DEFENSE
for
Alex Selimov
 
"Concurrent Atomistic-Continuum Studies of Interface/Dislocation Interactions in Nanolaminates and with He Bubbles in Stainless Steels”


 
 
                                                                          Committee Members:

Dr. David McDowell, Advisor, MSE/ME

Dr. Preet Singh, MSE

Dr. Josh Kacher, MSE

Dr. Min Zhou,  MSE/ME

Dr. Xiaowang Zhou, Sandia National Labs

 

 


Abstract:

 

The interactions between dislocations and interfaces between materials with different structures, chemistry, and/or orientation primarily mediate the mechanical properties of polycrystalline materials. Studying these interactions necessitates the consideration of non-ideal interface structures which can arise through interdiffusion of constituent species, the presence of defects such as voids or He bubbles, and the build-up of dislocation content from previous interactions. Analysis of these interface structures requires atomic resolution to capture due to the complex dislocation reactions that are not known a priori. Computational cost precludes application of atomistic methods for interfaces that have large characteristic lengths or for studying the accumulation of dislocation content from sequential interactions, both of which require large spatial domains.  Instead, we desire a multi-scale modeling approach which renders the interface at full atomistic resolution while considering the bulk of the model with a lower cost description. The Concurrent Atomistic-Continuum (CAC) method is a coarse-graining atomistics approach that utilizes full atomistic resolution at locations with high degrees of atomic restructuring to preserve predictive accuracy, while using a coarse-grained description elsewhere to reduce degrees of freedom. CAC utilizes a unified model form for both coarse-grained and atomistic regions that depends only on the interatomic potential; an integral formulation finite element approach in CAC enables use of a discontinuous mesh which can accommodate dislocations and does not require bridging methods to join coarse-grained and atomistic regions. CAC will be applied to the study of the deformation of nanolaminate materials with semi-coherent interfaces to understand interface evolution as a result of the glide of threading dislocations. The relation between interface misfit dislocation density and resistance of the interface to dislocation glide will specifically be compared. CAC will also be used to study the sequential interactions of dislocations with He bubbles embedded within Σ3 and Σ11 grain boundaries in stainless steels. The influence of grain boundary energy and structure on the obstacle strength of the He bubble/grain boundary dislocation reactions will provide insight into irradiation induced embrittlement. This dissertation will characterize mechanisms of dislocation/interface interactions and will highlight the effects of evolving interface structure on the interaction mechanisms while demonstrating the necessity of multi-scale modeling schemes to accurately estimate evolution of dislocations and interface structure and properties.

 

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