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Meere, MG,King, JR
Journal Of Engineering Mathematics
Diffusion in a strained cubic crystal
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Diffusion Discrete elasticity Modelling Numerical solutions Simple cubic crystal STRESS
A discrete model which describes the influence of stress on interstitial diffusive processes in a simple cubic crystal is developed and analyzed. The model consists of two parts: (i) elasticity equations governing the evolution of the displacements, and hence the stresses in the crystal, and (ii) an equation governing interstitial diffusion through the crystal. In a continuum limit, it is found that the displacements satisfy the usual partial differential equations for a simple cubic crystal. Two-dimensional equilibrium solutions to the discrete elasticity equations are constructed analytically, by introducing a discrete Airy stress function and calculating polynomial solutions to the fourth-order difference equation this function satisfies. Numerical solutions are also constructed, and all of the solutions obtained are used in the study of diffused profiles, the results largely being in conformity with intuitive expectations. The specific model problems that are investigated are intended to allow classes of qualitative behaviour of stress-effected diffusion to be catalogued.
DOI 10.1007/s10665-010-9361-4
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