Adiabatic Shear Bands in Simple and Dipolar Plastic Materials

  • T. W. Wright
  • R. C. Batra
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


A simple version of thermo/viscoplasticity is used to model the formation of adiabatic shear bands in high rate deformation of solids. The one dimensional shearing deformation of a finite slab is considered. Equations are formulated and numerical solutions are found for dipolar plastic materials. These solutions are contrasted and compared with previous solutions for simple materials.


Plastic Work Plastic Strain Rate Thermal Softening Adiabatic Shear Band Simple Material 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. W. Wright
    • 1
  • R. C. Batra
    • 2
  1. 1.U.S. Army Ballistic Research LaboratoryUSA
  2. 2.University of Missouri-RollaRollaUSA

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