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

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2015-08-08
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.