Plasticity of Pressure-Sensitive Materials

  • Holm Altenbach
  • Andreas Öchsner

Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Holm Altenbach, Victor A. Eremeyev
    Pages 1-47
  3. Holm Altenbach, Alexandre Bolchoun, Vladimir A. Kolupaev
    Pages 49-152
  4. Thomas Daxner
    Pages 153-204
  5. Gennady Mishuris, Wiktoria Miszuris, Andreas Öchsner, Andrea Piccolroaz
    Pages 205-251
  6. Sergei Alexandrov, Elena Lyamina, Yeau-Ren Jeng
    Pages 253-348
  7. Luiz. A. B. da Cunda, Guillermo J. Creus
    Pages 349-376

About this book


Classical plasticity theory of metals is independent of the hydrostatic pressure. However, if the metal contains voids or pores or if the structure is composed of cells, this classical assumption is no more valid and the influence of the hydrostatic pressure must be incorporated in the constitutive description. Looking at the microlevel, metal plasticity is connected with the uniform planes of atoms organized with long-range order. Planes may slip past each other along their close-packed directions. The result is a permanent change of shape within the crystal and plastic deformation. The presence of dislocations increases the likelihood of planes slipping.

Nowadays, the theory of pressure sensitive plasticity is successfully applied to many other important classes of materials (polymers, concrete, bones etc.) even if the phenomena on the micro-level are different to classical plasticity of metals. The theoretical background of this phenomenological approach based on observations on the macro-level is described in detail in this monograph and applied to a wide range of different important materials in the last part of this book.


biomaterials micro-macro-interaction polymers porous media voids

Editors and affiliations

  • Holm Altenbach
    • 1
  • Andreas Öchsner
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für MechanikOtto-von-Guericke-Universität MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany
  2. 2.Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith UniversitySouthportAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-40944-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-40945-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-1317
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-1212
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