Accession Number : AD0471466


Title :   (NO TITLE).


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE RI DIV OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS


Report Date : Jul 1955


Pagination or Media Count : 31


Abstract : After a brief historical introduction, recent achievements in the theory of plasticity are surveyed with emphasis on applications in mechanical engineering. Kinematic models are presented that indicate the complexities of mechanical behaviour in the plastic range. The fundamental theorems of limit analysis are discussed, and their application to two- and three-dimensional problems is illustrated by examples. Shakedown analysis and limit design are defined. Problems involving large plastic deformations are discussed with special reference to metal forming processes. Applications of the theory of plasticity to impact testing and blast damage are reviewed. Recent changes in the theory of structural stability in the plastic range are mentioned. Throughout the lecture, impending developments of the theory of plasticity are indicated. (Author)


Descriptors :   BIBLIOGRAPHIES , PLASTIC PROPERTIES , STRUCTURES , FLUID FLOW , MECHANICS , SOLIDS , BEAMS(STRUCTURAL) , DEFORMATION , ELASTIC PROPERTIES , BLAST


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE