Comparison of Isotropic Elasto-Plastic Models for the Plastic Metric Tensor \(C_p=F_p^T\, F_p\)

  • Patrizio Neff
  • Ionel-Dumitrel GhibaEmail author
Part of the Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics book series (LNACM, volume 81)


We discuss in detail existing isotropic elasto-plastic models based on 6-dimensional flow rules for the positive definite plastic metric tensor \(C_p=F_p^T\, F_p\) and highlight their properties and interconnections. We show that seemingly different models are equivalent in the isotropic case.



We would like to thank Prof. Stefanie Reese (RWTH Aachen), Prof. Jörn Ihlemann (TU Chemnitz), Dr. Alexey Shutov (TU Chemnitz) and Prof. Alexander Mielke (WIAS-Berlin) for in-depth discussion of flow rules in \(C_p\). I.D. Ghiba acknowledges support from the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research (CNCS-UEFISCDI), Project No. PN-II-ID-PCE-2011-3-0521.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Nichtlineare Analysis und Modellierung, Fakultät für MathematikUniversität Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsAlexandru Ioan Cuza University of IaşiIaşiRomania
  3. 3.Octav Mayer Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian AcademyIaşiRomania

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