S. Sandfeld1, T. Hochrainer2, P. Eisenlohr3
1Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)/DE, 2The Florida State University/US, 3Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung/DE
The plastic deformation of crystalline materials is decisively controlled by their microstructure. Predicting the concomitant evolution of microstructure and mechanical properties of materials is of vital economic interest since plastic deformation, for instance, forms an integral part of materials processing and industrial forming operations. Reliable predictions, however, demand models which incorporate ever more aspects of the physical foundations of plasticity to capture effects such as complex hardening behavior, anisotropy, or size dependence. The consideration of such effects in turn often requires the development of advanced numerical techniques.
In this symposium we seek to bring together researchers from computational materials science, process simulation, and non-linear continuum mechanics to present the state of the art in modelling and simulation of crystal plasticity. We welcome contributions ranging from microstructural aspects of plasticity, dislocation theory, texture modeling and homogenization to phenomenological modeling and equally encourage papers on advanced simulations in materials processing and metal forming.