A paper titled "Crystal plasticity modeling of microstructure influence on fatigue crack initiation in extruded Al6082-T6 with surface irregularities" was recently published in International Journal of Fatigue. The study combines comprehensive experimental studies with crystal plasticity simulations. The paper can be found on the publisher's web page.
I am guest editing a special issue of the journal Crystals together with Prof. M. Ristinmaa. The topic of this special issue is "Recrystallization of Metallic Materials" and it is open for submissions until August 1st. More information on the scope of the special issue and on submission procedures etc. can be found at the journal's special issue web page, following this link.
Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352) is an international, open access journal of crystallography, published monthly online by MDPI. The journal is indexed in, e.g., Scopus and Web of Science and the 2016 IF is 1.566.
A new paper is published in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, with the title Microstructure and Property Modifications of Cold Rolled IF Steel by Local Laser Annealing. The work investigates the possibilities in achieving very local microstructure and property modifications by laser annealing of cold rolled IF steel. It is shown that this is a promising method for making functionally graded steels with high precision.
A new paper, titled "Recrystallization and texture evolution during hot rolling of copper, studied by a multiscale model combining crystal plasticity and vertex models" was just published in Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering.
A new paper, titled "Investigation of microstructure evolution during self-annealing in thin Cu films by combining mesoscale level set and ab-initio modeling", was just published in Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. The paper can be found here.
A new paper, titled "Coupled diffusion-deformation multiphase field model for elastoplastic materials applied to the growth of Cu6Sn5" was just published in Acta Materialia.
A new paper, titled "Investigation of faceted void morphologies in UO2 by phase field modelling", was recently published in Journal of Nuclear Materials and can be found at the publisher's site following this link.
The 12th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM XII) will be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, 24-29 July 2016. At this event, I am co-organizing a mini-symposium on Numerical methods for front tracking problems at the microscale. The conference (and the mini-symposium) is open for abstract submissions. More information can be found on the conference web pages: wccm2016.org.
A paper was recently published in Journal of Nuclear Materials on the stability of certain grain boundary configurations in UO2 (Uranium Dioxide) during grain growth. The paper is titled Stability of grain boundary texture during isothermal grain growth in UO2 considering anisotropic grain boundary properties, and can be found here or at the at Science Direct.
A new paper, titled "A combined crystal plasticity and graph-based vertex model of dynamic recrystallization at large deformations", was recently published in Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering and can be found at the publisher's site following this link.