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AuthorHan, Weimin. author
TitlePlasticity [electronic resource] : Mathematical Theory and Numerical Analysis / by Weimin Han, B. Daya Reddy
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1999
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Descript XIII, 373 p. online resource


The theory of elastoplastic media is now a mature branch of solid and structural mechanics, having experienced significant development during the latter half of this century. This monograph focuses on theoretical aspects of the small-strain theory of hardening elastoplasticity. It is intended to provide a reasonably comprehensive and unified treatment of the mathematical theory and numerical analysis, exploiting in particular the great advantages to be gained by placing the theory in a convex analytic context. The book is divided into three parts. The first part provides a detailed introduction to plasticity, in which the mechanics of elastoplastic behavior is emphasized. The second part is taken up with mathematical analysis of the elastoplasticity problem. The third part is devoted to error analysis of various semi-discrete and fully discrete approximations for variational formulations of the elastoplasticity. The work is intended for a wide audience: this would include specialists in plasticity who wish to know more about the mathematical theory, as well as those with a background in the mathematical sciences who seek a self-contained account of the mechanics and mathematics of plasticity theory


Continuum Mechanics and Elastoplasticity Theory -- Preliminaries -- Continuum Mechanics and Linear Elasticity -- Elastoplastic Media -- The Plastic Flow Law in a Convex-Analytic Setting -- The Variational Problems of Elastoplasticity -- Results from Functional Analysis and Function Spaces -- Variational Equations and Inequalities -- The Primal Variational Problem of Elastoplasticity -- The Dual Variational Problem of Elastoplasticity -- Numerical Analysis of the Variational Problems -- to Finite Element Analysis -- Approximation of Variational Problems -- Approximations of the Abstract Problem -- Numerical Analysis of the Primal Problem -- Numerical Analysis of the Dual Problem

Engineering Mechanics Mechanics Applied Engineering Theoretical and Applied Mechanics


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