Generalized Plasticity

  • Mao-Hong Yu
  • Guo-Wei Ma
  • Hong-Fu Qiang
  • Yong-Qiang Zhang

About this book


Generalized Plasticity deals with the plasticity of materials and structures. It is an expansion of the "Unified Strength Theory to Plasticity Theory", leading to a unified treatment of metal plasticity and plasticity of geomaterials, generally. It includes the metal plasticity for Tresca materials, Huber-von-Mises materials and twin-shear materials and the geomaterial plasticity for Mohr-Coulomb materials, generalized twin-shear materials and the Unified Strength Theory.

The book is divided into five major parts: 1. Yield function and choice; 2. Constitutive relation; 3. Slip-line Field Theory for plane strain problems, Characteristics Field Theory for plane stress problems and Characteristics Field Theory for spatial axisymmetrical problems; 4. Plastic zone analysis at crack tip and fracture criterion for mixed mode crack; 5. Limit loads and shakedown loads for pressure vessel. Examples of applications and problems are given for most chapters.


Elasticity Plane Stress Problem fatigue fracture plasticity plasticity theory stress

Authors and affiliations

  • Mao-Hong Yu
    • 1
  • Guo-Wei Ma
    • 2
  • Hong-Fu Qiang
    • 3
  • Yong-Qiang Zhang
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Civil Engineering and MechanicsXian Jiaotong UniversityXianPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore
  3. 3.Yi’an Hi-Tech Research InstituteChina
  4. 4.National University of SingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-25127-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-30433-3
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