Plastic strain arrangement in copper single crystals in sliding

Andrey V. Chumaevskii, Sergei Yulievich Tarasov, Dmitry V. Lychagin

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    Deformation of tribologically loaded contact zone is one of the wear mechanisms in spite of the fact that no mass loss may occur during this process. Generation of optimal crystallographic orientations of the grains in a polycrystalline materials (texturing) may cause hardening and reducing the deformation wear. To reveal the orientation dependence of an individual gain and simplify the task we use copper single crystals with the orientations of the compression axis along [1 1 1] and [110]. The plastic deformation was investigated by means of optical, scanning electron microscopy and EBSD techniques. It was established that at least four different zones were generated in the course of sliding test, such as non-deformed base metal, plastic deformation layer sliding, crystalline lattice reorientation layer and subsurface grain structure layer. The maximum plastic strain penetration depth was observed on [110]-single crystals. The minimum stability of [1 1 1] -crystals with respect to rotation deformation mode as well as activation of shear in the sliding contact plane provide for rotation deformation localization below the worn surface. The high-rate accumulation of misorientations and less strain penetration depth was observed on [1 1 1] -crystals as compared to those of [110]-oriented ones.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
    PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9780735412606
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventInternational Conference on Physical Mesomechanics of Multilevel Systems 2014 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
    Duration: 3 Sep 20145 Sep 2014


    OtherInternational Conference on Physical Mesomechanics of Multilevel Systems 2014
    CountryRussian Federation


    • Copper
    • EBSD
    • Fragmentation
    • Friction
    • Single crystal
    • Sliding

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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