Extending the theory of creep to viscoplasticity Conference Paper uri icon


  • A viscoplastic theory is developed that reduces to creep theory analytically under steady-state conditions. A fairly simple model is constructed from this theoretical framework by defining material functions that have close ties to the physics of inelasticity; consequently the model is characterized easily. The computational characteristics of the model are enhanced, in general, by converting the kinetics equation from a hyperbolic relationship to a power-law relationship. The resulting model is applied to copper and to the copper alloy NARloy Z.

author list (cited authors)

  • Freed, A. D., & Walker, K. P.

publication date

  • December 1993