Delineation of First-Order Elastic Property Closures for Hexagonal Metals Using Fast Fourier Transforms.

Academic Article


  • Property closures are envelopes representing the complete set of theoretically feasible macroscopic property combinations for a given material system. In this paper, we present a computational procedure based on fast Fourier transforms (FFTs) to delineation of elastic property closures for hexagonal close packed (HCP) metals. The procedure consists of building a database of non-zero Fourier transforms for each component of the elastic stiffness tensor, calculating the Fourier transforms of orientation distribution functions (ODFs), and calculating the ODF-to-elastic property bounds in the Fourier space. In earlier studies, HCP closures were computed using the generalized spherical harmonics (GSH) representation and an assumption of orthotropic sample symmetry; here, the FFT approach allowed us to successfully calculate the closures for a range of HCP metals without invoking any sample symmetry assumption. The methodology presented here facilitates for the first time computation of property closures involving normal-shear coupling stiffness coefficients. We found that the representation of these property linkages using FFTs need more terms compared to GSH representations. However, the use of FFT representations reduces the computational time involved in producing the property closures due to the use of fast FFT algorithms. Moreover, FFT algorithms are readily available as opposed to GSH codes.
  • Authors

  • Landry, Nicholas W
  • Knezevic, Marko
  • Publication Date

  • September 17, 2015
  • Published In

  • Materials  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Elastic properties
  • anisotropy
  • orientation distribution function
  • property closures
  • spectral methods
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 6326
  • End Page

  • 6345
  • Volume

  • 8
  • Issue

  • 9