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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 22, Issue 1, Pages 29-42

Model Calculations of Plastic Deformation of Two-Phase Materials With Fibre Structure

Department of Physical Metallurgy, Technical University of Clausthal, Germany

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Plastic flow in two-phase fibre composites during axially symetric deformation is modelled assuming homogeneous deformation of the fibres of the harder phase and inhomogeneous flow in the softer matrix. The distribution of flow between fibres and matrix is described by the deformation ratio α which follows from the assumption of minimum deformation work. The main features of the model agree quite well with experimental results obtained in several powder metallurgically prepared two-phase composites.