Studies of elastic-plastic instabilities

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    Analyses of plastic instabilities are reviewed, with focus on results in structural mechanics as well as continuum mechanics. First the basic theories for bifurcation and post-bifurcation behavior are briefly presented. Then, localization of plastic flow is discussed, including shear band formation in solids, localized necking in biaxially stretched metal sheets, and the analogous phenomenon of buckling localization in structures. Also some recent results for cavitation instabilities in elastic-plastic solids are reviewed.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)3-9
    Publication statusPublished - 1999


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