Mean-field modeling of elasto-plastic composites under non-monotonic loading

Laurence Brassart, Laurent Delannay, Issam Doghri

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This work focuses on the applicability of mean-field approaches to predict the effective behavior of composites made of an elasto-plastic matrix reinforced by hard inclusions. General loading conditions (non-monotonic, non-proportional) are considered, which requires a history-dependent scheme. Moreover, a particular attention is paid to the prediction of the stress developed within the inclusions. Recent models including short range particle/matrix interactions and second moments of the stress and strain fields are presented and assessed against direct finite element computation of representative cells containing a random arrangement of inclusions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Plasticity X - Fundamentals and Applications
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Computational Plasticity 2009 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 Sep 20094 Sep 2009
Conference number: 10th


ConferenceInternational Conference on Computational Plasticity 2009
Abbreviated titleCOMPLAS X


  • Mean-field homogenization
  • Multiphase metals
  • Multiscale
  • Self-consistent

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