Formation of self-similar structures on{100}〈00l〉 aluminum single-crystal foils under cyclic tension

P. V. Kuznetsov, I. V. Petrakova, Yu G. Gordienko, E. E. Zasimchuk, V. L. Karbovskii

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We study the relief formed on {100}〈001〉 aluminum single-crystal foils attached to thick aluminum alloy specimens under low-cycle fatigue deformation. The formation of specific surface structures on the aluminum foils is shown to relate to the "foil - specimen" and "aluminum foil - its surface layer" interfaces. Particularly, the formation of longitudinal macroscopic bands on the aluminum foil is explained by periodic distribution of compressive stresses arising at the "foil - specimen" interface. At the interface between the macroscopic bands and tweed structure with spacing ∼2.8 μm a fine tweed substructure of the submicron range is found. The periodic 2D lattices of various scale formed on the foils are self-similar in the linear size range from fractions to hundreds of microns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-93
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Mesomechanics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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