Pseudoelasticity in Fe3Ga with boron-A combined atomistic-micromechanical treatment

A. Ojha, L. Patriarca, H. Sehitoglu

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Abstract The Fe3Ga base alloy is known to exhibit pseudoelasticity and the solute hardened Fe3GaB holds considerable promise as well. The present work aims at developing a theoretical model to establish the critical twinning stress in Fe3Ga with varying boron concentration. The theoretical model is based on the atomistic-micromechanical approach where we utilize density functional theory and Peierls Nabarro formalism at an atomic scale and the Eshelbian anisotropic elasticity at microscale. Using local strain measurements at the grain scale, we also show the experimental evidence of effect of boron in elevating the twinning stress in Fe3Ga. The work calculates the interaction energies associated with the presence of boron in octahedral, tetrahedral and xenohedral sites in the D03 lattice and the transition from octahedral to xenohedral sites upon twinning. The model distinguishes the elevation of twinning stress depending on the interstitial site and the transition between the sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1920
Pages (from-to)185-199
Number of pages15
JournalInternational journal of plasticity
StatePublished - Jul 3 2015


  • DFT
  • DIC
  • FeGa-B
  • Pseudoelasticity
  • Pseudotwinning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Pseudoelasticity in Fe3Ga with boron-A combined atomistic-micromechanical treatment'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this