Placidi, Luca (2005):
Thermodynamically Consistent Formulation of Induced Anisotropy in Polar Ice Accounting for Grain Rotation, Grainsize Evolution and Recrystallization.
Darmstadt, Technische Universität, TU Darmstadt,
[Ph.D. Thesis]
Abstract
In this thesis we present a general theory able to comprehend important phenomena related to the dynamics of a polycrystalline material such as the ice of an ice sheet. The theoretical framework is founded upon the Theory of Mixtures with Continuous Diversity, for which the second law of thermodynamics is exploited to get a complete set of restrictions on the constitutive equations. The main goal of such an exploitation is to provide a theoretical tool to investigate the effects of the micostructure on the mechanical behaviour of polycrystalline materials. An explicit anisotropic constitutive law is given for the stretching tensor of an incompressible polycrystalline material in terms of its deviatoric stress tensor and of the distribution (Orientation Distribution Function or ODF) of the lattice orientations of the crystallites belonging to the polycrystal. Such a law is able to comprehend the mechanical response for any state of deformation, it is objective and its validity is checked by some remarkable examples. The evolution of the anisotropy is modelled with the aid of the evolution of the ODF, and it is not postulated ab initio. The balance of mass, as it is given in the form of the presented mixture with continuous diversity, provides such an evolution equation, that contains two constitutive functions. They are able to model the grain rotation and the Grain Boundary Migation (GBM) and recrystallization, respectively. We provide also a proposal for the explicit form of these two functions. From the balance of mass in the form of the presented mixture with continuous diversity, we have also derived a general evolution equation of the distribution of grain sizes. Two constitutive functions are present in this new equation. They are able to model the effects of grain growth and polygonization, respectively, on the evolution of the distribution of grain sizes. Even in this case, we give our proposal for the explicit form of these two functions. Results about the evolution of the dislocation density is also given.
Item Type:  Ph.D. Thesis  

Erschienen:  2005  
Creators:  Placidi, Luca  
Title:  Thermodynamically Consistent Formulation of Induced Anisotropy in Polar Ice Accounting for Grain Rotation, Grainsize Evolution and Recrystallization.  
Language:  English  
Abstract:  In this thesis we present a general theory able to comprehend important phenomena related to the dynamics of a polycrystalline material such as the ice of an ice sheet. The theoretical framework is founded upon the Theory of Mixtures with Continuous Diversity, for which the second law of thermodynamics is exploited to get a complete set of restrictions on the constitutive equations. The main goal of such an exploitation is to provide a theoretical tool to investigate the effects of the micostructure on the mechanical behaviour of polycrystalline materials. An explicit anisotropic constitutive law is given for the stretching tensor of an incompressible polycrystalline material in terms of its deviatoric stress tensor and of the distribution (Orientation Distribution Function or ODF) of the lattice orientations of the crystallites belonging to the polycrystal. Such a law is able to comprehend the mechanical response for any state of deformation, it is objective and its validity is checked by some remarkable examples. The evolution of the anisotropy is modelled with the aid of the evolution of the ODF, and it is not postulated ab initio. The balance of mass, as it is given in the form of the presented mixture with continuous diversity, provides such an evolution equation, that contains two constitutive functions. They are able to model the grain rotation and the Grain Boundary Migation (GBM) and recrystallization, respectively. We provide also a proposal for the explicit form of these two functions. From the balance of mass in the form of the presented mixture with continuous diversity, we have also derived a general evolution equation of the distribution of grain sizes. Two constitutive functions are present in this new equation. They are able to model the effects of grain growth and polygonization, respectively, on the evolution of the distribution of grain sizes. Even in this case, we give our proposal for the explicit form of these two functions. Results about the evolution of the dislocation density is also given. 

Place of Publication:  Darmstadt  
Publisher:  Technische Universität  
Uncontrolled Keywords:  Grain Boundary Migration, Continuous Diversity, Lagrange Multipliers, Ice cores  
Divisions:  Study Areas Study Areas > Study Area Mechanic 

Date Deposited:  17 Oct 2008 09:22  
Official URL:  urn:nbn:de:tudatuprints6145  
License:  only the rights of use according to UrhG  
Referees:  Hutter, Ph. D. Kolumban; Prof. and Svendsen, Prof. Dr. Bob  
Refereed / Verteidigung / mdl. Prüfung:  17 November 2004  
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