As alloy development increases in complexity so do the models that describe these advanced materials. For example, Mg alloys are processed such that the crystallographic texture and grain structure introduce anisotropy in the plasticity and fracture behavior. Therefore, classical plasticity and fracture models are not suitable to describe these materials on the microstructural level. As we move towards advanced materials with complex microstructures, features such as the grain structure, twinning modes and texture play a role on the plasticity and fracture. As a consequence, there is a need to develop sophisticated experimental methods to characterize these phenomena in order to develop material models.
Dr. Michael J. Nemcko will be giving a talk at the 1st Canadian Materials Diffraction Workshop hosted by the University of New Brunswick on August 22, 2019. The talk will focus on how X-Ray Diffraction and Electron Backscattered Diffraction Patterning can be used to characterize the microstructures of materials. Furthermore, the talk will address how this information can be used to develop advanced material models. More information on this workshop can be found at https://xtallography.ca/index.php/xtal/meetings/cmdw2019/.