Viscoplasticity with creep and plasticity bounds
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A viscoplastic theory is developed that reduces analytically to creep theory under steady-state conditions and becomes plasticity theory at its rate-independent bound. A viscoplastic model is then constructed by defining material functions that have close ties to the physics of inelasticity. As a consequence, this model is characterized easily - only steady-state creep data, saturated hysteresis loops, and monotonic stress/strain curves are required. The general applicability of the model is demonstrated by the characterization of three f.c.c. metals. A variety of validation experiments is also provided. © 1993.
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Freed, A. D., & Walker, K. P.