One-Dimensional Ductile-Brittle Transition, Yielding, and Structured Deformations

  • Gianpietro Del Piero
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 66)


The alternative between two types of rupture, one due to a gradual loss (ductile fracture or strain-softening), and one due to a sudden drop (brittle fracture or catastrophic failure), of the bearing capacity of the body, has received large attention in recent literature. Several one-dimensional models have been studied, mainly consisting of bars divided into two pieces with different physical properties. It is the competition between these different properties which gives rise to stress-strain curves exhibiting one or the other type of failure.


Brittle Fracture Ductile Fracture Bearing Capacity Structure Deformation Equilibrium Configuration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianpietro Del Piero
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  1. 1.Facoltà di IngegneriaFerraraItaly

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