Unified Plasticity - An Engineering Approach
Final rept. 1 Oct-31 Oct 2000
TECHNION - ISRAEL INST OF TECH HAIFA
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The mechanical behavior of materials is an essential component of Technology which has received considerable attention over many years. Of particular interest is the response of materials to mechanical and thermal loadings, the influence of environmental factors, and the conditions and mechanisms of failure. The term constitutive equations and material modelling are usually applied to the analytical representation of the material response characteristics prior to total failure. There have been considerable advances on this subject in recent years due to better understanding of the physics of deformation and the advent of efficient computational capability which enables solution of complicated equations.