A renewal theory of inelasticity Academic Article uri icon


  • A uniaxial, high-temperature theory of inelastic deformation in metals and alloys is presented. The theory is based on a generalization of a creep theory to accommodate time-vatying loads. The generalization is made possible through the concept of an "intrinsic" or "internal" time that arises from the mathematical theory of probability. The inelasticity theory is presented as a non-linear viscoelasticity theory and is used to predict the measured stress relaxation, stress-strain curves and load reversal response for a steel alloy. © 1995.

author list (cited authors)

  • Bagley, R. L., Freed, A. D., & Jones, D.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • August 1995