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A Course on Plasticity Theory

David Steigmann

20 January 2023

ISBN: 9780192883155

176 pages
Hardback
246x171mm

Oxford Series on Materials Modelling

Price: £60.00

This book seeks to strengthen the foundations of continuum plasticity theory, emphasizing a unifying perspective grounded in the fundamental notion of material symmetry.

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This book seeks to strengthen the foundations of continuum plasticity theory, emphasizing a unifying perspective grounded in the fundamental notion of material symmetry.

  • Provides a clear conceptual foundation rooted in the concept of material symmetry
  • Includes challenging problems that illustrate and reinforce key concepts
  • Concise and logical exposition of the unifying elements of plasticity theory

About the Author(s)

David Steigmann

David J. Steigmann is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.

Table of Contents

    1:Preliminaries
    2:Brief resumé of nonlinear elasticity theory
    3:A primer on tensor analysis in three-dimensional space
    4:Deformation and stress in convected coordinates
    5:Elastic and plastic deformations
    6:Energy, stress, dissipation and plastic evolution
    7:Isotropy
    8:Small-deformation theory
    9:Strain hardening, rate sensitivity and gradient plasticity
    Solutions to selected problems

Reviews

"A very-well conceived book on plasticity theory, with the accent on its fundamentals regarding physical aspects of the subject and its mathematical treatment in the framework of modern continuum mechanics. I strongly and enthusiastically recommend the book." - Vlado A. Lubarda, University of California, San Diego

"Any student in mechanics who wants to understand the subject in a concise and effective way will find this book extremely useful. It will become a fundamental textbook in the following decades." - Francesco Dell'Isola, Università dell'Aquila, Italy

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