Accession Number : AD0751293

Title :   A Unified Theory of Thermoviscoplasticity of Crystalline Solids.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ALABAMA UNIV HUNTSVILLE RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Bhandari,D. R. ; Oden,J. T.

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : A unified theory of thermoviscoplasticity of crystalline solids is presented. In particular the authors are able to show that a thermodynamics for 'viscoplastic' materials can be accommodated within the framework of modern continuum mechanics of materials with memory. The basic physical concepts are derived from the consideration of dislocation behaviour of crystalline solids. Relationships of the present approach to several of the existing theories of plasticity are examined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASTIC PROPERTIES, *CONTINUUM MECHANICS), THEORY, DISLOCATIONS, VISCOELASTICITY, THERMODYNAMICS, KINEMATICS, BANACH SPACE, TENSOR ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE