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Elasto-Plastic Analysis of Reissner-Mindlin Plates

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Panayiotis Papadopoulos, Robert L. Taylor

Department of Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720

Appl. Mech. Rev 43(5S), S40-S50 (May 01, 1990) doi:10.1115/1.3120846 History: Online April 30, 2009

Abstract

A finite element analysis of elasto-plastic Reissner-Mindlin plates is presented. The discrete field equations are derived from a nonlinear version of the Hu-Washizu variational principle. Associative plasticity, including linear hardening, is employed by means of a generalized von Mises-type yield function. A predictor/corrector scheme is used to integrate the plastic constitutive rate equations. Numerical simulations are conducted for a series of test problems to illustrate performance of the formulation.

Copyright © 1990 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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