Fracture initiation in multi-phase materials: A statistical characterization of microstructural damage sites

T.W.J. de Geus, J.E.P. van Duuren, R.H.J. Peerlings, M.G.D. Geers

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Understanding the microstructural influence on the failure mechanisms in multi-phase materials calls for the identification of the worst-case scenario. This necessitates a statistical approach. By performing simulations directly based on micrographs, such an approach becomes feasible. This is applied here to extract the average microstructure around damage sites.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-556
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2016


  • Ductile fracture
  • Multi-phase materials
  • Dual-phase steel
  • Micromechanics
  • FFT
  • RVE

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