KRYP, a finite element tool for crystal plasticity analyses


  • Olovsson Lars

Publish date: 2002-01-01

Report number: FOI-R--0374--SE

Pages: 30

Written in: English


KRYP is a finite element program for meso-mechanical crystal plasticity simulations. The theory is based on a continuum mechanical approach where dislocations are treated as field variables. The objective of the ongoing development project is to reach a state where KRYP becomes a useful tool for predictions of grain interaction characteristics and texture formation properties in the process of developing new materials. The code development project was initiated in August 2001.Today, six months later, KRYP is a fully functioning finite element program, including an FCC crystal plasticity model that is ready to be scrutinized in detail.