Finite-element solution of elastic-plastic boundary-value problems

J. H. Prevost, T. J.R. Hughes

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It is demonstrated that elastic-plastic failure states may be captured in finite-element models by employing (1) the elastic-plastic material stiffness to form the global stiffness, (2) reduced/selective integration techniques to alleviate mesh “locking" due to incom-pressibility, and (3), in the case of symmetrical configurations, an imperfection in the form of a weak element.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-74
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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