Dynamic recrystallisation of ice aggregates during co-axial viscoplastic deformation: A numerical approach

Maria Gema Llorens, Albert Griera, Paul D. Bons, Jens Roessiger, Ricardo Lebensohn, Lynn Evans, Ilka Weikusat

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Abstract

© The Author(s) 2016. Results of numerical simulations of co-axial deformation of pure ice up to high-strain, combining full-field modelling with recrystallisation are presented. Grain size and lattice preferred orientation analysis and comparisons between simulations at different strain-rates show how recrystallisation has a major effect on the microstructure, developing larger and equi-dimensional grains, but a relatively minor effect on the development of a preferred orientation of c-axes. Although c-axis distributions do not vary much, recrystallisation appears to have a distinct effect on the relative activities of slip systems, activating the pyramidal slip system and affecting the distribution of a-axes. The simulations reveal that the survival probability of individual grains is strongly related to the initial grain size, but only weakly dependent on hard or soft orientations with respect to the flow field. Dynamic recrystallisation reduces initial hardening, which is followed by a steady state characteristic of pure-shear deformation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-377
JournalJournal of Glaciology
Volume62
Issue number232
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016

Keywords

  • Crystal growth
  • Ice crystal studies
  • Ice rheology
  • Recrystallisation

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