Extensional behavior of multi-crystalline beams

Mauro Ferrari, Chun Liang Lin

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The problem of simple extension of a multicrystalline silicon beam is discussed, by numerically analyzing the 3-D elastic fields as functions of the grain morphological and orientational portraits. These are computer-generated in accordance with assigned probability density functions. Macroscopic quantities (as centerline elongation) and the maxima of local fields (stresses, lateral boundary displacements) are correlated to distributional parameters, and are compared with those predicted by the theory of homogenization of textured polycrystals. The most significant deviations from the classic beam response are the large transverse displacements, and the moderate cross-sectional stresses, associated with certain microdistributions. The numerical analysis is performed with the software ABAQUS on a DEC 5000 workstation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMicromechanical Systems
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0791810992
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992
EventWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 8 1992Nov 13 1992


OtherWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
CityAnaheim, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Mechanical Engineering


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