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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 10 (1989), Issue 2, Pages 153-164

Model Calculations of Elastic Moduli in Highly Deformed Composites

Department of Physical Metallurgy, TU Clausthal, Germany

Received 24 June 1988

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Young's modulus of heavily deformed two-phase composites shows an unusually high increase after plastic deformation. It is assumed that this is due to two reasons, i.e. texture changes and changes of the moduli of the constitutive phases on the basis of non-linear elasticity theory and internal stresses of opposite sign in the phases. Expressions of the two contributions are given on the basis of simple model assumptions. It is estimated that the changes of shape and arrangement of the phases and shape and arrangement of the crystallites in the phases are only of minor importance.