The disturbed state concept (DSC) is a unified, constitutive modelling approach for engineering materials that allows for elastic, plastic, and creep strains, microcracking and fracturing, stiffening or healing, all within a single, hierarchical framework. Its capabilities go well beyond other available material models yet lead to significant simpl
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Introduction. The Disturbed State Concept: Preliminaries. Relative Intact and Fully Adjusted States and Disturbance. DSC Equations and Specializations. Theory of Elasticity in DSC. Theory of Plasticity in DSC. Hierarchical Single Surface Models in DSC. Creep Behavior: Viscoelastic and Viscoplastic Models in DSC. DSC for Saturated and Unsaturated Materials. DSC for Interfaces and Joints. Microstructure: Localization and Instability. Implementation of DSC in Computer Procedures. Conclusions and Future Trends. Appendix I: Disturbed State, Critical State, and Self-Organized Criticality Concepts. Appendix II: DSC Parameters: Optimization and Sensitivity.