Metal Plasticity Theory

Metal plasticity theory is a topic that is well known (and covered many text books). The plasticity models are typically to easy to use and can provide accurate results for many metals, but are also sometimes used to predict the mechanical response of solid polymers.

Types of Plasticity Models

Most FE software supports a number of different plasticity models. Here is a list of commonly available isotropic plasticity models:
  • J2-plasticity with isotropic hardening
  • Kinematic hardening plasticity
  • Combined hardening plasticity
  • Johnson-Cook plasticity
  • Drucker-Prager plasticity
  • Gurson porous plasticity
Note that all of these models can ...