Viscoplastic model development with an eye towards characterization Conference Paper uri icon


  • A viscoplastic theory is developed that reduces analytically to creep theory under steady-state conditions. A viscoplastic model is constructed within this theoretical framework by defining material functions that have close ties to the physics of inelasticity. As a consequence, this model is easily characterized - only steady-state creep data, monotonic stress-strain curves, and saturated stress-strain hysteresis loops are required. The model is applied to the copper alloy NARloy Z.

author list (cited authors)

  • Freed, A. D., & Walker, K. P.

publication date

  • December 1993