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Crystal plasticity. (English) Zbl 0557.73033
Significant progress has been made during the past decade in incorporating micromechanics in continuum descriptions of inelastic deformation. This had led to the development of a rather comprehensive constitutive theory for rate-dependent and idealized rate-independent crystalline materials that deform plastically by crystalline slip. This theory is reviewed in some detail and examples are presented which illustrate how complex slip phenomena involving localized plastic flow and nonuniform crystallographic texture can be analyzed. The paper concludes by suggesting that it is now possible to develop accurate models for rate-dependent polycrystals undergoing arbitrarily large strains.

MSC:
74C99 Plastic materials, materials of stress-rate and internal-variable type
74B99 Elastic materials
74D99 Materials of strain-rate type and history type, other materials with memory (including elastic materials with viscous damping, various viscoelastic materials)
82D25 Statistical mechanical studies of crystals
74A60 Micromechanical theories
74M25 Micromechanics of solids
74A20 Theory of constitutive functions in solid mechanics
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