Some Aspects of a Discontinuous Galerkin Formulation for Gradient Plasticity at Finite Strains

  • Andrew McBride
  • B. Daya Reddy
Part of the IUTAM BookSeries book series (IUTAMBOOK, volume 11)


This work considers the extension of a model of gradient plasticity, previously analysed subject to the assumption of infinitesimal deformations, to the finite strain regime. The discontinuous Galerkin finite element method is used to solve the non-local expression of the plastic flow rule, thereby allowing the higher order terms that arise in the gradient formulation to be accommodated in an elegant manner.

Key words

gradient plasticity finite deformations discontinuous Galerkin 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew McBride
    • 1
  • B. Daya Reddy
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Research in Computational and Applied MechanicsUniversity of Cape TownRondeboschSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Applied MathematicsUniversity of Cape TownRondeboschSouth Africa

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