A unified approach for plasticity yield criteria on the tangent space to the Cauchy tensor



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Luque-Raigón, José Miguel and Campoamor Stursberg, Otto Ruttwig (2012) A unified approach for plasticity yield criteria on the tangent space to the Cauchy tensor. Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, 17 (2). pp. 83-103. ISSN 1081-2865


A new model for elucidating the geometrical foundations of plasticity yield criteria is proposed. The proposed ansatz uses differential geometry and group theory concepts, in addition to elementary hypotheses based on well-established experimental evidence. Its theoretical development involves the analysis of tensor functions and provides a series expansion that allows the functional stress dependence of plasticity yield criteria to be predicted. The theoretical framework for the model includes a series of spatial coefficients that provide a more flexible theory for in-depth examination of symmetry and anisotropy in compact solid materials. It describes the classical yield criteria (such as those of Tresca, Von Mises, Hosford, Hill, etc.) and accurately describes the anomalous behaviour of metals, such as aluminium, which was elucidated by Hill (Theoretical plasticity of textured aggregates. Math Proc Camb Phil Soc 1979; 85: 179–191). Further, absolutely new instances of stress dependence are predicted; this makes it highly useful for fitting experimental data with a view to studying the phenomena behind plasticity.

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Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Materials
ID Code:20773
Deposited On:11 Apr 2013 11:33
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