Mechanics of Dislocation Fields
Hardback 250 pp.
With the present industrial trend towards system size reduction and material design at the nano-scale, this book aims to characterize the plasticity of crystalline materials at both the micro- and nano-scales.
The author presents the collective behavior of dislocation ensembles
based on a continuous description using the powerful tools of the
mathematical theory of partial differential equations. As, in contrast to the conventional theories of plasticity, it features the relevant interaction mechanisms between the participating crystal defects, this theory is able to describe the emergence of dislocation structures. Examples show the intermittent and self-organized character of plastic activity, the effects of sample size on the plastic behavior, and
the impact of complex loading paths on the material work hardening.