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Meaning of yield function in elastoplasticity

  1. Jun 10, 2005 #1
    i'd like to know if it's possible what the meaning of yield function in elastoplasticity.
    Also what is the concept of inelastic potential
    i'll be thankful if someone can help me
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  3. Jun 10, 2005 #2


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    Try these references for now -

    http://www.ccad.uiowa.edu/projects/solidmech/micromechanics.html [Broken]

    http://www.ce.washington.edu/~geotech/const_model/ge_plastic/node2.html [Broken]

    With regard to inelastic potential, try

    http://gltrs.grc.nasa.gov/reports/2003/TM-2003-212382.pdf [Broken] - document page 3 (page 7 of pdf file).

    Ref 10. Khan, A.S.; and Huang, S.: Continuum Theory of Plasticity. John Wiley and Sons, Inc.,
    New York, 1995.
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  4. Jun 10, 2005 #3


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    Nice sources, in short the ingredients of typical plasticity models :

    yield function : say [itex] f(\sigma, q_{\alpha}) [/itex] where [itex]\sigma[/itex] is the true stress tensor and [itex]q_{\alpha}[/itex] are a set of internal variables - control onset and progress of plasticity

    flow rule, flow potential - govern plastic flow, the increments of plastic strain, for example in incremental plasticity [itex]\dot{\epsilon_{p}}=\dot{\lambda}\frac{\partial\psi}{\partial\sigma}[/itex], where [itex]\psi[/itex] is the flow potential.

    evolution equations - govern the behavior of internal variables, like strain hardening etc.

    ... typically metal plasticity models are associative, i.e. the flow potential and yield function are identical.
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