Explores the Principles of PlasticityMost undergraduate programs lack an undergraduate plasticity theory course, and many graduate programs in design and manufacturing lack a course on plasticity-leaving a number of engineering students without adequate information on the subject. Emphasizing stresses generated in the material and its effect, Plast
Solid Mechanics and Its Applications. Review of Algebra and Calculus of Vectors and Tensors. Stress. Measures of Deformation and Rate of Deformation. Incremental and Rate Type of Elastic-Plastic Constitutive Relations for Isotropic Materials, Objective Incremental Stress and Stress Rate Measures. Eulerian and Updated Lagrangian Formulations. Calculus of Variations and Extremum Principles. Two-Dimensional and Axisymmetric Elasto-Plastic Problems. Contact Mechanics. Dynamic Elasto-Plastic Problems. Continuum Damage Mechanics and Ductile Fracture. Plastic Anisotropy. References. Index.