Current Topics in Non-Elastic Deformation of Geological Materials

  • V. N. Nikolaevskii
  • J. R. Rice


Inelastic volume deformation, especially dilatancy, and pressure-sensitive yielding are essential features of plastic deformation in geological materials and these do not permit the use of classical elasto-plastic mathematical models. We will give a qualitative description of the ranges of the non-elastic mechanical response of porous or cracked materials, and will discuss idealized constitutive models, the preference for non-associated flow rules, conditions for the localization of deformation, post-shock effects, and pore-fluid coupling in dilatant strengthening and softening.


Yield Surface Triaxial Test Resolve Shear Stress Inelastic Strain Geological Material 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. N. Nikolaevskii
    • 1
  • J. R. Rice
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Physics of the EarthMoscowUSSR
  2. 2.Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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