R. Fincato S. Tsutsumi


Ductility in metals includes the material’s capability to tolerate plastic deformations before partial or total degradation of its mechanical properties. Modelling this parameter is important in structure and component design because it can be used to estimate material failure under a generic multi-axial stress state. Previous work has attempted to provide accurate descriptions of the mechanical property degradation resulting from the formation, growth, and coalescence of microvoids in the medium. Experimentally, ductile damage is inherently linked with the accumulation of plastic strain; therefore, coupling damage and elastoplasticity is necessary for describing this phenomenon accurately. In this paper, we combine the approach proposed by Lemaitre with the features of an unconventional plasticity model, the extended subloading surface model, to predict material fatigue even for loading conditions below the yield stress. 


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    Fincato, R., & Tsutsumi, S. (2016). Numerical modelling of ductile damage mechanics coupled with an unconventional plasticity model. Frattura Ed Integrità Strutturale, 10(38), Pages 231–236. https://doi.org/10.3221/IGF-ESIS.38.31