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Estimation of dislocation density in metals from hardness measurements
conference contributionposted on 2017-01-01, 00:00 authored by A A H Ameri, N N Elewa, Mahmud AshrafMahmud Ashraf, J P Escobedo-Diaz, P J Hazell
A novel methodology to estimate the dislocation density in cubic metals by using microhardness measurements has been established. The proposed methodology is based on the Indention Size Effect (ISE) phenomena and strengthening mechanisms of materials at the micro-level. The methodology was validated by using experimental data of lean duplex stainless steel 2101 alloy. The results are confirmed via X-ray diffraction measurements and they substantiate that the proposed approach can be used as a general method to estimate dislocation density in metals.