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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 26–27

On the Formation of Preferred Inclusion Shape Orientations in Copper-Based Composites

1Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia
2Teacher's Training University, Tula, Russia
3Tula Technical University, Tula, Russia

Received 19 December 1995

Copyright © 1996 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A three-component model of copper-based composite loaded by tensile forces is proposed. The effect of a nonhydrostatic stress state and the formation of microplastic zones cause the transition of the composite from an isotropic to an anisotropic state. We calculate the tensor of effective elastoplastic modulii of the model as a function of the applied load and of the microplastic zone concentration.