Bifurcation of Steel Specimens

Kiyohiro Ikeda, Kazuo Murota

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The shear band formation of a steel specimen subjected to tension has been ascribed to the direct bifurcation from a uniform state in plastic bifurcation theory, and is simulated by numerical analyses. However, direct bifurcation alone cannot account for the complexity of experimental deformation patterns. The recursive bifurcation that entails complex deformation patterns can be advanced as an underlying mechanism to create such complexity, as described in Chapters 13 and 14.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Mathematical Sciences (Switzerland)
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1

Publication series

NameApplied Mathematical Sciences (Switzerland)
ISSN (Print)0066-5452
ISSN (Electronic)2196-968X


  • Bifurcation Point
  • Effective Plastic Strain
  • Initial Yield Stress
  • Shear Band
  • Steel Specimen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics


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