Are lower-order gradient theories of plasticity really lower order?

K. Yu Volokh, J. W. Hutchinson

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An explicit example of one-dimensional shearing is used to illustrate the necessity of extra boundary conditions for a class of incremental theories of plasticity regarded as otherwise conventional apart from a dependence of the tangential moduli on gradients of plastic strain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)862-864
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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