On the Advantages of the Theories of Plasticity with Singular Loading Surface


This paper analyzes the peculiarities of plastic flow of metals for the case of non-proportional loading when the loading path consists of two portions—uniaxial tension and subsequent infinitesimal pure shear (torsion). The issue is discussed from the point of view of the hardening rules governing the kinetics of loading surface. Three cases are considered, flow plasticity theory with isotropic and kinematic hardening rule, as well as the synthetic theory of plastic deformation. As a result, the synthetic theory leads to the results that correlate with experiments, whereas the former two theories associated with smooth loading surfaces give a principal discrepancy with experimental data.

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Rusinko, A. and Fenyvesi, D. (2014) On the Advantages of the Theories of Plasticity with Singular Loading Surface. Journal of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, 2, 14-19. doi: 10.4236/msce.2014.211003.

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