Multiscale Alloy Design of HCP Alloys via Twin Mesh Engineering

Project Personnel

Irene Beyerlein

Principal Investigator

University of California, Santa Barbara

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Julie Schoenung

University of California, Irvine

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Timothy Rupert

University of California, Irvine

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Subhash Mahajan

University of California, Davis

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Enrique Lavernia

University of California, Irvine

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Funding Divisions

Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI)

This project aims to explore, starting with first principles, the effect of changes in chemical composition via alloying additions on the energetics of slip and deformation twinning. Through this computational and experimental program, we identified the physical processes that link solutes to defect dynamics and to twin nuclei and lamellae expansion. The scientific knowledge served as a basis to create a computational method to navigate the solute parameter space for 3D twin mesh architectures. The efficacy of 3D twin meshes for achieving high strength and toughness in otherwise weak and brittle Mg was demonstrated in a number of binary systems. 

Publications

Room Temperature Deformation-induced Solute Segregation and its Impact on Twin Boundary Mobility in a Mg-Y Alloy
X. Wang, Y. Hu, K. H. Yu, S. Mahajan, I. J. Beyerlein, E. J. Lavernia, T. J. Rupert, and J. M. Schoenung
Mar 2022
Twinning pathways enabled by precipitates in AZ91
B. Leu, M. A. Kumar, K. Y. Xie, and I. J. Beyerlein
Dec 2021
Deformation twin interactions with grain boundary particles in multi-phase magnesium alloys
B. Anthony, B. Leu, I. J. Beyerlein, and V. M. Miller
Aug 2021
Grain size dependent microstructure and texture evolution during dynamic deformation of nanocrystalline face-centered cubic materials
H. Li, T. J. Chen, W. L. Li, H. L. Zhang, S. Han, C. Z. Zhou, Z. B. Chen, E. A. Flores-Johnson, L. M. Shen, J. S. Lian, I. J. Beyerlein, and X. Z. Liao
Jul 2021
Manipulating deformation mechanisms with Y alloying of Mg
J. X. Wang, X. Wang, K. H. Yu, T. J. Rupert, S. Mahajan, E. J. Lavernia, J. M. Schoenung, and I. J. Beyerlein
Jun 2021
Understanding the interaction of extension twinning and basal-plate precipitates in Mg-9Al using precession electron diffraction
K. Y. Xie, D. X. Zhao, B. Leu, X. L. Ma, Q. Jiao, J. A. El-Awady, T. P. Weihs, I. J. Beyerlein, and M. A. Kumar
Mar 2021
Accommodation and formation of twins in Mg-Y alloys
K. Yaddanapudi, B. Leu, M. A. Kumar, X. Wang, J. M. Schoenung, E. J. Lavernia, T. J. Rupert, I. J. Beyerlein, and S. Mahajan
Dec 2020
Embracing the Chaos: Alloying Adds Stochasticity to Twin Embryo Growth
Y. Hu, V. Turlo, I. J. Beyerlein, S. Mahajan, E. J. Lavernia, J. M. Schoenung, and T. J. Rupert
Nov 2020
Toughening magnesium with gradient twin meshes
X. Wang, L. Jiang, C. Cooper, K. H. Yu, D. L. Zhang, T. J. Rupert, S. Mahajan, I. J. Beyerlein, E. J. Lavernia, and J. M. Schoenung
Jun 2020
Disconnection-mediated twin embryo growth in Mg
Y. Hu, V. Turlo, I. J. Beyerlein, S. Mahajan, E. J. Lavernia, J. M. Schoenung, and T. J. Rupert
Jun 2020
Revealing the deformation mechanisms for room-temperature compressive superplasticity in nanocrystalline magnesium
X. Wang, L. Jiang, D. L. Zhang, T. J. Rupert, I. J. Beyerlein, S. Mahajan, E. J. Lavernia, and J. M. Schoenung
Jun 2020
Zigzag Dissociation Mode of 怈cā€‰+ā€‰a怉 Dislocations on the Plane in Magnesium Alloys
H. Sun, Z. G. Ding, S. Li, X. P. Zhang, E. J. Lavernia, and W. Liu
Apr 2020
Atomic-level calculations and experimental study of dislocations in InSb
A. Kumar, B. Kedjar, Y. Q. Su, L. Thilly, and I. J. Beyerlein
Apr 2020
The synergistic effects of energy barriers and shear directions on twinning in face centered cubic metals
H. R. Sun, Z. G. Ding, H. Sun, S. Li, E. J. Lavernia, and W. Liu
Jan 2020
A phase field model for dislocations in hexagonal close packed crystals
C. Albrecht, A. Hunter, A. Kumar, and I. J. Beyerlein
Dec 2019
Role of twinning on the omega-phase transformation and stability in zirconium
M. A. Kumar, N. Hilairet, R. McCabe, T. Yu, Y. Wang, I. J. Beyerlein, and C. N. Tome
Dec 2019
Alloying effects on the plasticity of magnesium: comprehensive analysis of influences of all five slip systems
Z. G. Ding, G. X. Zhao, H. Sun, S. Li, F. Ma, E. J. Lavernia, Y. T. Zhu, and W. Liu
Oct 2019
Synergetic effects of solute and strain in biocompatible Zn-based and Mg-based alloys
Y. Q. Guo, S. H. Zhang, I. J. Beyerlein, D. Legut, S. L. Shang, Z. K. Liu, and R. F. Zhang
Oct 2019
Atomistic simulations of dipole tilt wall stability in thin films
J. Xu, S. Z. Xu, and I. J. Beyerlein
Aug 2019
Structure and properties of pseudomorphically transformed bcc Mg in Mg/Nb multilayered nanolaminates studied using synchrotron X-ray diffraction
M. Jain, N. Velisavljevic, J. K. Baldwin, M. Knezevic, N. A. Mara, I. J. Beyerlein, and S. Pathak
Jul 2019
Twin formation from a twin boundary in Mg during in-situ nanomechanical testing
L. Jiang, M. A. Kumar, I. J. Beyerlein, X. Wang, D. L. Zhang, C. D. Wu, C. Cooper, T. J. Rupert, S. Mahajan, E. J. Lavernia, and J. M. Schoenung
May 2019
Role of local stresses on co-zone twin-twin junction formation in HCP magnesium
M. A. Kumar, M. Gong, I. J. Beyerlein, J. Wang, and C. N. Tome
Mar 2019
Characterization of Staggered Twin Formation in HCP Magnesium
M. A. Kumar, B. Leu, P. Rottmann, and I. J. Beyerlein
Feb 2019
Defect-interface interactions in irradiated Cu/Ag nanocomposites
M. Wang, I. J. Beyerlein, J. Zhang, and W. Z. Han
Sep 2018
Texture simulation of a severely cold rolled low carbon steel using polycrystal modeling
S. Takajo, C. N. Tome, S. C. Vogel, and I. J. Beyerlein
Aug 2018
Effects of compressed strain on thermoelectric properties of Cu3SbSe4
Y. Yang, X. M. Xiong, J. F. Su, X. D. Peng, H. M. Wen, G. B. Wei, F. S. Pan, and E. J. Lavernia
Apr 2018
Enhancing strength and thermal stability of TWIP steels with a heterogeneous structure
T. Xiong, S. J. Zheng, Y. T. Zhou, J. C. Pang, Q. Q. Jin, H. L. Ge, X. D. Zheng, L. X. Yang, I. J. Beyerlein, and X. L. Ma
Mar 2018
Reversed compressive yield anisotropy in magnesium with microlaminated structure
X. Wang, L. Jiang, D. L. Zhang, I. J. Beyerlein, S. Mahajan, T. J. Rupert, E. J. Lavernia, and J. M. Schoenung
Jan 2018
A review of slip transfer: applications of mesoscale techniques
A. Hunter, B. Leu, and I. Beyerlein
Dec 2017
Role of alloying elements on twin growth and twin transmission in magnesium alloys
M. A. Kumar, I. J. Beyerlein, R. A. Lebensohn, and C. N. Tome
Oct 2017
Nanograin size effects on the strength of biphase nanolayered composites
S. X. Huang, I. J. Beyerlein, and C. Z. Zhou
Sep 2017
Deformation Mechanism Map of Cu/Nb Nanoscale Metallic Multilayers as a Function of Temperature and Layer Thickness
J. Snel, M. A. Monclus, M. Castillo-Rodriguez, N. Mara, I. J. Beyerlein, J. Llorca, and J. M. Molina-Aldareguia
Aug 2017