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Ductility of metals

Influence of the lattice structure on the ductility

Influence of the lattice structure on ductility

Each type of lattice structure has a different number of slip systems (possibilities of sliding) and is therefore differently deformable. Slip system As explained in the article on Fundamentals of Deformation, a plastic deformation processes in...
Slip planes and slip steps

Fundamentals of deformation

Deformation of metals is based on the shifting or sliding of atomic blocks. A distinction is made between elastic and plastic deformation. Introduction The relatively good deformability of metals (also referred to as...