Plasticity and Inelastic Deformation

This class will cover the fundamental and physical basis of plastic/inelastic deformation and other dissipative processes. Here we will develop continuum-based isotropic plasticity and crystal-plasticity-type constitutive equations through a rigorous thermodynamic approach. The first part of the course will be devoted to the teaching of continuum mechanics/balance laws/thermodynamics, the second part will focus on the development of constitutive equations for plasticity and the third part will concentrate on the application of plasticity theory through numerical techniques.

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