Remaining at Yield During Unloading and Other Unconventional Elastic-Plastic Response

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D. C. Drucker, Devo Seereeram

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611

J. Appl. Mech 54(1), 22-26 (Mar 01, 1987) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3172965 History: Received December 20, 1985; Revised July 21, 1986; Online July 21, 2009


A rather special time-independent or elastic-plastic response is proposed in which, although there is elastic response to unloading, the material remains at yield for all or a significant portion of the unloading path following plastic deformation. In the most elementary form, the material exhibits no memory of prior plastic deformation; the current state of the material is given solely by the current state of stress. A simple but unconventional field of plastic moduli then can be chosen to produce a limit surface that cuts through a nested set of yield surfaces and to model critical aspects of the behavior of sand.

Copyright © 1987 by ASME
Topics: Deformation , Sands , Stress
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