A Physically Based Constitutive Equation for Creep-Damaging Solids

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A. J. Levy

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y. 13210

J. Appl. Mech 52(3), 615-620 (Sep 01, 1985) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3169110 History: Received April 01, 1984; Revised November 01, 1984; Online July 21, 2009


Uniaxial and multiaxial forms of a constitutive equation, characterizing the creep-damaging behavior of metals at elevated temperatures, are developed based on Dyson’s constrained cavity growth mechanism. The model employs a single scalar internal variable which can be identified with the area fraction of cavitated boundaries. This variable, together with the power law creep model is capable of describing steady creep, tertiary creep, and dilatation arising from the nucleation and growth of grain boundary cavities.

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