Model of finite strain creep of metals

Alan J. Levy, Maciej P. Bieniek

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The finite strain tensile behavior of polycrystalline metal bars at elevated temperatures is investigated. The starting point for the investigation of flow and rupture is a constitutive model which is capable of reproducing, at infinitesimal strain, the basic tensile behavior of elastic, anelastic, and viscous creep response and creep recovery. A finite strain version of the model, together with the governing field equations, is then used to study the response of a perfect cylindrical tensile bar subjected to constant load. Elongation and area histories are obtained, and the governing equations are examined with the purpose of extracting a rupture criterion. In order to study the necking behavior, a linear eigenvalue problem is formulated for both uniform and nonuniform bifurcation modes. The analysis indicates that a uniform mode is possible; however, it depends solely on the structure of the elastic law and formally coincides with rupture or the termination of the flow process. A nonuniform mode is shown, by the approximate method of Galerkin, to be nonexistent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1472-1487
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Engineering Mechanics
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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