Three-dimensional analysis of mesoscale deformation phenomena in welded low-carbon steel

Varvara Romanova, Ruslan Revovich Balokhonov, Siegfried Schmauder

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A three-dimensional numerical analysis of the mesoscale deformation behavior of welded low-carbon steel specimens is performed. A weld-affected polycrystalline microstructure is designed to reproduce gradual changes of the grain size throughout the base metal and heat-affected zone regions. A mathematical model based on a double-limit yield criterion is used to describe Luders band propagation characteristic of this type of steel. The effects of the free surface, grain boundaries and interfaces between the fusion zone and the heat-affected zone, and between the heat-affected zone and the base metal are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5271-5277
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Interfaces
  • Mesoscale
  • Microstructure-based simulation
  • Shear bands
  • Steel welded joints

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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