Impression creep of a Sn-Pb eutectic alloy

Fuqian Yang, J. C.M. Li

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Impression creep tests on a Sn-Pb eutectic alloy showed a hyperbolic sine stress dependence of impressing velocity and an activation energy of 55 kJ/mole which is independent of the punching stress. A finite element simulation showed that this phenomena could be explained by a constitutive law in which the creep rate is also a hyperbolic sine function of stress. This simulation also gives an impressing velocity which is proportional to the punch size for the same punching stress. Then by using lubrication theory, it is possible to relate this constitutive law to an interphase shearing mechanism in which the rate of interphase shear is a hyperbolic sine function of the shear stress. This theory gives a creep rate which depends inversely on the third power of grain size at low stresses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-24
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
StatePublished - 1995
EventProceedings of the 1994 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 28 1994Nov 30 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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