Size-dependent interaction of an edge dislocation with an elliptical nano-inhomogeneity incorporating interface effects

Shodja, H. M | 2012

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2011.11.013
  3. Publisher: 2012
  4. Abstract:
  5. The elastic behavior of an edge dislocation, which is positioned outside of a nanoscale elliptical inhomogeneity, is studied within the interface elasticity approach incorporating the elastic moduli and surface tension of the interface. The complex potential function method is used. The dislocation stress field and the image force acting on the dislocation are found and analyzed in detail. The difference between the solutions obtained within the classical-elasticity and interface-elasticity approaches is discussed. It is shown that for the stress field, this difference can be significant in those points of the inhomogeneity-matrix interface, where the radius of curvature is smaller and which are closer to the dislocation. For the image force, this difference can be considerable or dispensable in dependence on the dislocation position, its Burgers vector orientation, and relations between the elastic moduli of the matrix, inhomogeneity and their interface. Under some special conditions, the dislocation can occupy a stable equilibrium position in atomically close vicinity of the interface. The size effect is demonstrated that the normalized image force strongly depends on the inhomogeneity size when it is in the range of several tens of nanometers, in contrast with the classical solution where this force is always constant. The general issue is that the interface elasticity effects become more evident when the characteristic sizes of the problem (inhomogeneity size, interface curvature radius and dislocation-interface spacing) reduce to the nanoscale
  6. Keywords:
  7. Nano scale ; Burgers vector orientation ; Characteristic size ; Classical solutions ; Complex potentials ; Elastic behavior ; Elasticity effect ; Elliptical inhomogeneity ; Image force ; Inhomogeneities ; Interface curvatures ; Interface effect ; Interface stress ; matrix ; Normalized image ; Radius of curvature ; Size effects ; Stable equilibrium ; Stress field ; Elastic moduli ; Elasticity ; Nanotechnology ; Stresses ; Surface tension ; Edge dislocations
  8. Source: International Journal of Solids and Structures ; Volume 49, Issue 5 , March , 2012 , Pages 759-770 ; 00207683 (ISSN)
  9. URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0020768311003957