Face-centered cubic (FCC) metals show active slip under indentation loading. In this work, both macro- and microscopic models are proposed to analyze the deformation behavior of face-centered-cubic (FCC) single crystals under wedge indentation. In the part of macroscopic approach, stress distribution and anisotropic yielding were investigated. Load-displacement relation was obtained to reveal the mechanical responses of the crystals. In the microscopic approach section, an indention induced lattice rotation zone was identified and the deformation behavior was analyzed using the single crystal plasticity theory. The crystal lattice rotation experimental results and slip line trace observations validate the analytical predictions. © 2009 Imperial College Press.
Bibliographical noteThis work is supported in part by the 2008 Summer Faculty Research Fellowships from The University of Toledo.
- anisotropic plastic deformation
- Face-centered cubic metals
- lattice rotation
- slip line
- stress field
- wedge indentation