Mechanical Response of Porous Materials: The Gurson Model

  • Luiz. A. B. da CundaEmail author
  • Guillermo J. Creus
Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT.)


In this chapter the formulation for damage known as Gurson model is presented. The original formulation, set in a micro-mechanical context, and different adjustments of phenomenological nature are described. The range of the parameters of the model and their influence on the representation are described. The main computational details for the implementation of the model by means of the finite element method are presented and examples of application are given.


Yield Surface Equivalent Plastic Strain Void Nucleation Kinematic Hardening Macroscopic Stress 
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Financial support of Brazilian agencies CNPq and CAPES is gratefully acknowledged.


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  1. 1.Escola de EngenhariaUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande-FURGRio GrandeBrazil
  2. 2.Instituto Mercosul de Estudos AvançadosUniversidade Federal da Integração Latino-AmericanaFoz do IguaçuBrazil

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