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An implicit time-integration procedure for a set of internal variable constitutive equations for isotropic elasto-viscoplasticity

Authors
Journal
International Journal of Plasticity
0749-6419
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
5
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0749-6419(89)90012-0
Disciplines
  • Computer Science

Abstract

Abstract In the past decade or so, a substantial body of work on state variable constitutive equations for elasto-viscoplasticity has appeared in the literature. Such constitutive equations are known to be numerically very stiff. In this paper we formulate a fully implicit, Euler backward time-integration procedure for a set of internal variable constitutive equations for isothermal, isotropic elasto-viscoplasticity with isotropic hardening. The time-integration procedure is a generalization of the well-known “radial-return” algorithm of classical rate-independent plasticity, and it should therefore be well suited for implementation in large-scale finite element codes. As an example, we have implemented the procedure in the finite element code ABAQUS, and using a set of specific constitutive equations, we show the results of two sample problems.

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