Dissemination of IT for the Promotion of Materials Science (DoITPoMS)



On completion of this TLP you should:

  • appreciate that slip occurs on a given slip system when the resolved shear stress on that system reaches a critical value
  • be able to calculate and predict slip behaviour in simple situations
  • understand how slip geometry changes as slip proceeds
  • understand the phenomena of geometric softening and work hardening and their effect on slip in hexagonal close packed crystals, cubic close packed crystals and polycrystalline materials