A Computational Model for Fe Ductile Plastic Damage Analysis of Plate Bending

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Guangyu Shi, G. Z. Voyiadjis

Department of Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70893

J. Appl. Mech 60(3), 749-758 (Sep 01, 1993) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2900868 History: Received August 29, 1991; Revised January 21, 1992; Online March 31, 2008


This paper presents a computational model for the finite element plastic damage analysis of ductile flexural plates. The phenomenological damage model proposed by Lemaitre is adopted here. The damage effect parameters of a cross-section are defined and employed to account for the damage effect across the thickness of a bending plate. Similar to the effective stresses used in many damage models, the effective stress couples are introduced in this work and used in the yield function. The damage criterion is defined in terms of damage strain energy release rates. Based on the damage node model proposed here, the elastoplastic-damage stiffness matrix of element is derived. When the corresponding elastic stiffness matrix is given explicitly, the resulting elastoplastic-damage stiffness matrix can be evaluated without use of numerical integration. The feature of the expicit form of element stiffness matrix makes the computational model proposed here very efficient. Several numerical examples of ductile plastic damage analysis of plates are also given in this work to demonstrate the validity of the computational model.

Copyright © 1993 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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