Javier Segurado

Javier Segurado
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid | UPM · Departamento de Ciencia de los Materiales

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January 2008 - present
Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies
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  • Researcher (head of Multiscale Materials Modeling group)
January 2004 - present
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

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Publications (132)
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A method based on the Fast Fourier Transform is proposed to obtain the dispersion relation of acoustic waves in heterogeneous periodic media with arbitrary microstructures. The microstructure is explicitly considered using a voxelized Representative Volume Element (RVE). The dispersion diagram is obtained solving an eigenvalue problem for Bloch wav...
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An FFT framework which preserves a good numerical performance in the case of domains with large regions of empty space is proposed and analyzed for its application to lattice based materials. Two spectral solvers specially suited to resolve problems containing phases with zero stiffness are considered (1) a Galerkin approach combined with the MINRE...
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FFT methods have become a fundamental tool in computational micromechanics since they were first proposed in 1994 by H. Moulinec and P. Suquet for the homogenization of composites. From that moment on many dierent approaches have been proposed for a more accurate and efficient resolution of the non- linear homogenization problem. Furthermore, the m...
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An FFT based polycrystalline homogenization framework is proposed to predict the temperature-dependent response of SLM parts fabricated in Hastelloy-X, and to ascertain the origin of the differences in the mechanical response experimentally observed for different printing directions and part thicknesses. Several specimens are considered, built and...
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The simulation of fracture using continuum ductile damage models attains a pathological discretization dependence caused by strain localization, after loss of ellipticity of the problem, in regions whose size is connected to the spatial discretization. Implicit gradient techniques suppress this problem introducing some inelastic non-local fields an...
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Single-crystal-like stainless steel 316L (SS316L) was tailored by laser beam powder bed fusion (PBF-LB). Tensile responses along the <100>, <110> and <111> crystallographic directions show considerably different strength ratios in different orientations from a standard face-centered cubic (FCC) alloy. A multi-scale crystal plasticity modelling meth...
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Selective laser sintering (SLS) of polymers has made possible the introduction of lattice-based cells as building blocks of polymer parts, allowing to obtain optimal specific properties. The actual mechanical performance of an SLS part is strongly dependent on the printing direction and part shape. Nevertheless, macroscopic testing is not usually p...
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A generalized line tension model has been developed to estimate the critical resolved shear stress in precipitation hardened alloys. The model is based in previous line tension models for regular arrays of either impenetrable or shearable spherical precipitates that were expanded to take into account the effect of the elastic mismatch between the m...
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A generalized line tension model has been developed to estimate the critical resolved shear stress in precipitation hardened alloys. The model is based in previous line tension models for regular arrays of either impenetrable or shearable spherical precipitates that were expanded to take into account the effect of the elastic mismatch between the m...
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We present a computational homogenization study on the particle size effect in ductile composites. The micromechanical formulation is based on non-local models through (i) the incorporation of a lower-order strain gradient plasticity model and (ii) the application of an implicit gradient regularization technique to the Gurson-Tvergaard-Needleman du...
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An FFT framework which preserves a good numerical performance in the case of domains with large regions of empty space is proposed and analyzed for its application to lattice based materials. Two spectral solvers specially suited to resolve problems containing phases with zero stiffness are considered (1) a Galerkin approach combined with the MINRE...
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The deformation of crystalline materials by dislocation motion takes place in discrete amounts determined by the Burgers vector. Dislocations may move individually or in bundles, potentially giving rise to intermittent slip. This confers plastic deformation with a certain degree of variability that can be interpreted as being caused by stochastic f...
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A method based on the Fast Fourier Transform is proposed to obtain the dispersion relation of acoustic waves in heterogeneous periodic media with arbitrary microstructures. The microstructure is explicitly considered using a voxelized Representative Volume Element (RVE). The dispersion diagram is obtained solving an eigenvalue problem for Bloch wav...
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The simulation of fracture using continuum ductile damage models attains a pathological discretization dependence caused by strain localization, after loss of ellipticity of the problem, in regions whose size is connected to the spatial discretization. Implicit gradient techniques suppress this problem introducing some inelastic non-local fields an...
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The critical resolved shear stress of an Al 4 wt. % Cu alloy containing a homogeneous distribution of θ′′ precipitates was determined by means of dislocation dynamics simulations. The size distribution, shape, orientation and volume fraction of the precipitates in the alloy were obtained from transmission electron microscopy observations while the...
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The critical resolved shear stress of an Al 4 wt. \% Cu alloy containing a homogeneous distribution of $\theta''$ precipitates was determined by means of dislocation dynamics simulations. The size distribution, shape, orientation and volume fraction of the precipitates in the alloy were obtained from transmission electron microscopy observations wh...
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A fast Fourier transform (FFT) based method is developed to model the pseudo-elastic behavior and shape-memory effect in phase transforming materials. An infinitesimal strain based variational FFT formulation is adapted and enhanced to enable the solution of nonlinear, stress-controlled and thermo-mechanical problems. The capabilities of the method...
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The purpose of continuum plasticity models is to efficiently predict the behavior of structures beyond their elastic limits. The purpose of multiscale materials science models, among them crystal plasticity models, is to understand the material behavior and design the material for a given target. The current successful continuum hyperelastoplastic...
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The purpose of continuum plasticity models is to efficiently predict the behavior of structures beyond their elastic limits. The purpose of multiscale materials science models, among them crystal plasticity models, is to understand the material behavior and design the material for a given target. The current successful continuum hyperelastoplastic...
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The flow stress behaviour of a directionally solidified nickel-base superalloy, MAR-M247, is presented through the combination of experiments and crystal-plasticity simulations. The experimental campaign encompassed quasi-static and dynamic testing in the parallel and perpendicular orientation with respect to the columnar grains. The material showe...
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A novel approach has been developed to estimate fatigue life at the specimen/component level from the simulation of relatively small Representative Volume Elements (RVE) of the polycrystalline microstructure. This technique allows to estimate the statistical distribution of fatigue lives under general multiax-ial loading conditions accounting for b...
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The objective of this work is to assess the accuracy of different approaches to represent the microstructure of a polycrystalline sample using EBSD (electron backscatter diffraction) maps of a single external surface as input. To this aim, the stress and strain fields predicted using the finite element method and considering either columnar grains,...
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A virtual testing methodology to obtain the mechanical response of a polycrystal as function of its microstructure is presented and applied to an Inconel 718 Ni-based superalloy. The mechanical behavior of the polycrystal for a given deformation history is obtained by the finite element simulation of the response of representative volume elements o...
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A continuum theory based on thermodynamics has been developed for modeling diffusional creep of polycrystalline solids. It consists of a coupled problem of vacancy diffusion and mechanics where the vacancy generation/absorption at grain boundaries is driven by grain boundary dislocations climb. The model is stated in terms of general balance laws a...
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The mechanisms of dislocation/precipitate interactions were analyzed in an Al-Cu alloy containing a homogeneous dispersion of $\theta'$ precipitates by means of discrete dislocation dynamics simulations. The simulations were carried out within the framework of the discrete-continuous method and the precipitates were assumed to be impenetrable by di...
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A continuum theory based on thermodynamics has been developed for modeling diffusional creep of polycrystalline solids. It consists of a coupled problem of vacancy diffusion and mechanics where the vacancy generation/absorption at grain boundaries is driven by grain boundary dislocations climb. The model is stated in terms of general balance laws a...
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The mechanisms of dislocation/precipitate interactions were analyzed in an Al–Cu alloy containing a homogeneous dispersion of θ′ precipitates by means of discrete dislocation dynamics simulations. The simulations were carried out within the framework of the discrete-continuous method and the precipitates were assumed to be impenetrable by dislocati...
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The influence of grain size on the flow stress of various FCC polycrystals (Cu, Al, Ag and Ni) has been analyzed by means of computational homogenization of a representative volume element of the microstructure using a FFT approach in combination with a strain gradient crystal plasticity model. The density of geometrically necessary dislocations re...
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Within the framework of computational micromechanics (CMM), a simulation toolset is being developed to predict the mechanical behavior of fiber-reinforced polymers from the measured properties and spatial distribution of the different phases and interfaces in the composite. Towards this end, a numerical methodology is proposed herein for the genera...
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The influence of grain size on the flow stress of various FCC polycrystals (Cu, Al, Ag and Ni) has been analyzed by means of computational homogenization of a representative volume element of the microstructure using a FFT approach in combination with a strain gradient crystal plasticity model. The density of geometrically necessary dislocations re...
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The effect of slip transfer on the deformation mechanisms of Al bicrystals was explored using a rate-dependent dislocation-based crystal plasticity model. Three different types of grain boundaries (GBs) were included in the model by modifying the rate of dislocation accumulation near the GB in the Kocks-Mecking law, leading to fully-opaque (disloca...
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Most of the FFT methods available for homogenization of the mechanical response use the strain/deformation gradient as unknown, imposing their compatibility using Green's functions or projection operators. This implies the allocation of redundant information and, when the method is based in solving a linear equation, the rank-deficiency of the resu...
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The effect of slip transfer on the deformation mechanisms of Al bicrystals was explored using a rate-dependent dislocation-based crystal plasticity model. Three different types of grain boundaries (GBs) were included in the model by modifying the rate of dislocation accumulation near the GB in the Kocks-Mecking law, leading to fully-opaque (disloca...
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Ductile fracture has been extensively studied in metals with weak mechanical anisotropy such as copper and aluminum. The fracture of more anisotropic metals, especially those with a hexagonal crystal structure (e.g. titanium), remains far less understood. This paper investigates the ductile fracture process in commercially pure titanium (CP-Ti) wit...
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Ductile fracture has been extensively studied in metals with weak mechanical anisotropy such as copper and aluminum. The fracture of more anisotropic metals, especially those with a hexagonal crystal structure (e.g. titanium), remains far less understood. This paper investigates the ductile fracture process in commercially pure titanium (CP-Ti) wit...
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Most of the FFT methods available for homogenization of the mechanical response use the strain/deformation gradient as unknown, imposing their compatibility using Green's functions or projection operators. This implies the allocation of redundant information and, when the method is based in solving a linear equation, the rank-deficiency of the resu...
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Se ha desarrollado un modelo basado en la aproximación "weakest link"para estimar la vida en fatiga a nivel de espécimen o componente. El modelo se apoya en la micromecánica computacional donde el comportamiento macroscópico se obtiene mediante la simulación de Elementos Representativos de la microestructura policristalina (RVE). El comportamiento...
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Accurate predictions of thermo-mechanically coupled process in metals can lead to a reduction of cost and an increase of productivity in manufacturing processes such as forming. For modeling these coupled processes with the finite element method, accurate descriptions of both the mechanical and the thermal responses of the material, as well as thei...
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A new algorithm is proposed to impose a macroscopic stress or mixed stress/deformation gradient history in the context of non‐linear Galerkin based FFT homogenization. The method proposed is based in the definition of a modified projection operator in which the null frequencies enforce the type of control (stress or strain) for each component of ei...
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Accurate predictions of thermo-mechanically coupled process in metals can lead to a reduction of cost and an increase of productivity in manufacturing processes such as forming. For modeling these coupled processes with the finite element method, accurate descriptions of both the mechanical and the thermal responses of the material, as well as thei...
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A framework based on FFT is proposed for micromechanical fatigue modeling of polycrystals as alternative to the Finite Element method (FEM). The variational FFT approach [1, 2] is used with a crystal plasticity model for the cyclic behavior of the grains introduced through a FEM material subroutine, in particular an Abaqus umat. The framework also...
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The present work aims to compare the local strain fields on the microscopic scale of an austenitic stainless steel 316L sample during tension loading, obtained by experimental measurements and simulations. Experimentally, Digital Image Correlation (DIC) technique is used to track the strain maps during the specimen loading. Microstructure-based Fin...
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A new algorithm is proposed to impose a macroscopic stress or mixed stress/deformation gradient history in the context of non-linear Galerkin based FFT homogenization. The method proposed is based in the definition of a modified projection operator in which the null frequencies enforce the type of control (stress or strain) for each component of ei...
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The Kobayashi-Warren-Carter (KWC) phase-field model was originally conceived for two-dimensional systems to model grain boundary migration and grain rotation, which play a crucial role in nanocrystalline materials, and in phenomena such as superplasticity and recrystallization. Existing generalizations of the KWC model to three-dimensions construct...
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The present work aims to compare the residual strain fields of the austenitic stainless steel 316L samples under specific loading conditions, obtained by different techniques. Experimentally, Digital Image Correlation (DIC) technique is used to track the (residual) strain maps during the specimen loading. Microstructure-based Finite Element (FE) mo...
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The interaction between edge dislocations and Guinier-Preston zones in an Al-Cu alloy was analyzed by means of atomistic simulations. The different thermodynamic functions that determine the features of these obstacles for the dislocation glide were computed using molecular statics, molecular dynamics and the nudged elastic band method. It was foun...
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The interaction between edge dislocations and Guinier-Preston zones in an Al-Cu alloy was analyzed by means of atomistic simulations. The different thermodynamic functions that determine the features of these obstacles for the dislocation glide were computed using molecular statics, molecular dynamics and the nudged elastic band method. It was foun...
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The development of new interatomic potentials to model metallic systems is a difficult task, due in part to the dependence between the parameters that desbribe the electron density and the short-range interactions. The problem of finding adequate parameters becomes very complicated, and the iterative methods commonly employed to do that can get stu...
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The high temperatures required for efficient operation of solar thermal power plants constitutes one of the major challenges of this technology. Gaining insight into materials behavior at very high temperatures is critical to improve their techno-economic feasibility. Standard material characterization approaches become inefficient, as extensive te...
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The mechanisms of dislocation/precipitate interaction were studied by means of discrete dislocation dynamics within a multiscale approach. Simulations were carried out using the discrete continuous method in combination with a fast Fourier transform solver to compute the mechanical fields. The original simulation strategy was modified to include st...
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The mechanisms of dislocation/precipitate interaction were studied by means of discrete dislocation dynamics within a multiscale approach. Simulations were carried out using the discrete continuous method in combination with a fast Fourier transform solver to compute the mechanical fields (Bertin et al., 2015). The original simulation strategy was...
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This paper reviews the current state-of-the-art in the simulation of the mechanical behavior of polycrystalline materials by means of computational homogenization. The key ingredients of this modelling strategy are presented in detail starting with the parameters needed to describe polycrystalline microstructures and the digital representation of s...
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A microstructure-based model that accounts for the effect of grain size has been developed to study the effect of grain size on the fatigue life of Inconel 718 alloys. The fatigue behavior of two alloys with different grain size was determined by means of uniaxial cyclic deformation tests under fully-reversed deformation ($R_\varepsilon$ = -1) at 4...
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A microstructure-based model is presented to predict the fatigue life of polycrystalline metallic alloys which present a bilinear Coffin-Manson relationship. The model is based in the determination of the maximum value of a fatigue indicator parameter obtained from the plastic energy dissipated by cycle in the microstructure. The fatigue indicator...
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The effect of grain size on the flow stress of FCC polycrystals is analyzed by means of a multiscale strategy based on computational homogenization of the polycrystal aggregate. The mechanical behavior of each crystal is given by a dislocation-based crystal plasticity model in which the critical resolved shear stress follows the Taylor model. The g...
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This article describes MUESLI, an open source library with constitutive models of continuum materials for solid, fluid, and thermal problems available at http://www.materials.imdea.org/Muesli. The library is object oriented, and includes the most commonly employed material models in Computational Mechanics. It is designed for easy extension, and in...
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The fracture process of commercially pure titanium was visualized in model materials containing artificial holes. These model materials were fabricated using a femtosecond laser coupled with a diffusion bonding technique to obtain voids in the interior of titanium samples. Changes in void dimensions during in-situ straining were recorded in three d...