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A thermostatistical theory for solid solution effects in the hot deformation of alloys: An application to low-alloy steels

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Article number015009
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>01/2014
<mark>Journal</mark>Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The hot deformation of low-alloy steels is described by a thermostatistical theory of plastic deformation. This is based on defining a statistical entropy term that accounts for the energy dissipation due to possible dislocation displacements. In this case, dilute substitutional and interstitial atom effects alter such paths. The dislocation population is described by a single parameter equation, with the parameter being the average dislocation density. Solute effects incorporate additional dislocation generation sources. They alter the energy barriers corresponding to the activation energies for dislocation recovery, grain nucleation and growth. The model is employed to describe work hardening and dynamic recrystallization softening in fifteen steels for a wide range of compositions, temperatures and strain rates. Maps for dynamic recrystallization occurrence are defined in terms of processing conditions and composition.