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The Mechanics of Constitutive Modeling

1st Edition - September 28, 2005

Authors: Niels Saabye Ottosen, Matti Ristinmaa

Language: English
Hardback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 4 4 6 0 6 - 6

Constitutive modelling is the mathematical description of how materials respond to various loadings. This is the most intensely researched field within solid mechanics because of… Read more

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Constitutive modelling is the mathematical description of how materials respond to various loadings. This is the most intensely researched field within solid mechanics because of its complexity and the importance of accurate constitutive models for practical engineering problems.

Topics covered include:
Elasticity - Plasticity theory - Creep theory - The nonlinear finite element method - Solution of nonlinear equilibrium equations - Integration of elastoplastic constitutive equations - The thermodynamic framework for constitutive modelling – Thermoplasticity - Uniqueness and discontinuous bifurcations