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Energy-based non-local plasticity models for deformation patterning, localization and fracture

Lancioni, Giovanni
Yalçınkaya, Tuncay
Cocks, Alan
This paper analyses the effect of the form of the plastic energy potential on the (heterogeneous) distribution of the deformation field in a simple setting where the key physical aspects of the phenomenon could easily be extracted. This phenomenon is addressed through two different (rate-dependent and rate-independent) non-local plasticity models, by numerically solving two distinct one-dimensional problems, where the plastic energy potential has different non-convex contributions leading to patterning of the deformation field in a shear problem, and localization, resulting ultimately in fracture, in a tensile problem. Analytical and numerical solutions provided by the two models are analysed, and they are compared with experimental observations for certain cases.