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Deformation and Failure Mechanics of Boron Carbide–Titanium Diboride Composites at Multiple Scales

  • J. D. ClaytonEmail author
  • W. S. Rubink
  • V. Ageh
  • D. Choudhuri
  • R. Recuero Chen
  • J. Du
  • T. W. Scharf
Multiscale Computational Strategies for Heterogeneous Materials with Defects: Coupling Modeling with Experiments and Uncertainty Quantification
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Abstract

A coupled modeling and experimental investigation of the mechanical response of a dual-phase composite ceramic is reported. The material consists of boron carbide crystals interspersed with a second phase of titanium diboride, where grains of each phase are of comparable average size. Experiments show a moderate increase in flexure strength and a significant increase in fracture toughness with increasing titanium diboride content. Density functional theory provides elastic properties, surface energy on potential cleavage planes, and stacking fault energy on potential slip systems of the second phase. Energies are found lowest on the basal plane. Findings inform mesoscale simulations of the tensile response of polycrystalline aggregates. These simulations, which invoke a phase-field theory for elasticity, limited slip, and fracture, demonstrate improvement in tensile strength with increasing fraction of titanium diboride grains, in qualitative agreement with experimental trends. Refinements are suggested that would presumably provide more accurate toughness predictions.

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Acknowledgements

J. D. Clayton acknowledges support from the ARL-WMRD 6.1 FY19 Program Mesoscale Modeling of Heterogeneous Polycrystals. W. S. Rubink, V. Ageh, D. Choudhuri, R. Recuero Chen, J. Du, and T. Scharf acknowledge support from ARL under cooperative agreement W911NF-16-2-0189 with UNT. The authors also acknowledge the Materials Research Facility and the High Performance Computing Facility at UNT. T. Scharf acknowledges a Joint Faculty appointment at ARL South. Dr. J. Lloyd of ARL is thanked for facilitating this collaboration.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Impact PhysicsUS ARLAberdeenUSA
  2. 2.Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of North TexasDentonUSA

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