Elastoplastic and Viscoplastic Constitutive Models for Granular Materials

  • Z. Mróz
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 385)


The present work is aimed at discussing constitutive relations for soils and the hardening rules which follow from extensions of the classical plasticity theory. When viscous effects are neglected this theory results in constitutive equations between stress and strain increments (or rates) with instanteneous stiffness or compliance matrices being dependent on actual stress or strain states and the previous deformation history. It is also important that this theory allows for distinction between loading and unloading or reverse loading events for which different incremental relations are valid.


Granular Material Void Ratio Yield Surface Stress Path Conjugate Point 
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  • Z. Mróz
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  1. 1.Institute of Fundamental Technological ResearchWarsawPoland

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