Slip induced strain rate sensitivity for superplastic material?

H Basoalto, Paul Blackwell

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The conventional consensus has it that the magnitude of the strain rate sensitivity observed in superplastic materials is linked with grain boundary sliding. The grain boundary sliding mechanism is thought to theoretically produce a strain rate sensitivity exponent of 0.5, which is in good agreement with experimental data. The present paper argues that a rate sensitivity of 0.5 can be generated by dislocation slip under certain temperature and strain rate regimes that overlap with conditions representative of superplasticity. A physically based slip model that links the relevant microstructural parameters to the macroscopic strain rate is proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-36
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002


  • superplastic material
  • strain rate sensitivity


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