Accommodation energy of formation and dissolution for a misfitting precipitate in an elastic-plastic matrix

Brian W. Leitch, San-Qiang Shi

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Hydride precipitation and dissolution in a zirconium matrix have been simulated numerically using a finite element technique. The evolution of the accommodation energy associated with such phase transformations has been evaluated for isotropic and anisotropic misfitting hydrides in an infinite stress-free body. It was found that there is an optimal hydride shape for which the accommodation energy required for hydride precipitation or dissolution is a minimum. It was also found that the accommodation energy gap (i.e. the free energy gap) that exists between hydride precipitation and dissolution is smaller than the value previously calculated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-292
Number of pages12
JournalModelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computer Science Applications

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