An analytical estimate of shear band initiation in a necked bar

T. Iwakuma, S. Nemat-Nasser

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The initiation of localized deformation in the form of shear bands within the necked region of an axially loaded rectangular specimen is studied analytically for a plane strain deformation. A semi-inverse method is used to estimate the nonhomogeneous stress state in the necked region prior to shear band inception. For the localization analysis a generalized J2 plasticity theory which includes the dilatancy and pressure sensitivity effects is employed. The analytical estimates are compared with some existing experimental results, and good correlation is obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-83
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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