Journal•ISSN: 0022-5096

# Journal of The Mechanics and Physics of Solids

Elsevier BV

About: Journal of The Mechanics and Physics of Solids is an academic journal. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Plasticity & Fracture mechanics. It has an ISSN identifier of 0022-5096. Over the lifetime, 5531 publications have been published receiving 384942 citations.

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TL;DR: In this article, a relation between extent of plastic yielding and external load applied was investigated, and panels containing internal and edge slits were loaded in tension and lengths of plastic zones were measured.

Abstract: Y ielding at the end of a slit in a sheet is investigated, and a relation is obtained between extent of plastic yielding and external load applied. To verify this relation, panels containing internal and edge slits were loaded in tension and lengths of plastic zones were measured.

6,830 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors derived upper and lower bounds for the effective elastic moduli of quasi-isotropic and quasi-homogeneous multiphase materials of arbitrary phase geometry.

Abstract: Variational principles in the linear theory of elasticity, involving the elastic polarization tensor, have been applied to the derivation of upper and lower bounds for the effective elastic moduli of quasi-isotropic and quasi-homogeneous multiphase materials of arbitrary phase geometry. When the ratios between the different phase moduli are not too large the bounds derived are close enough to provide a good estimate for the effective moduli. Comparison of theoretical and experimental results for a two-phase alloy showed good agreement.

4,766 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a variational principle is established to characterize the flow field in an elastically rigid and incompressible plastic material containing an internal void or voids, and an approximate Rayleigh-Ritz procedure is developed and applied to the enlargement of an isolated spherical void in a nonhardening material.

Abstract: The fracture of ductile solids has frequently been observed to result from the large growth and coalescence of microscopic voids, a process enhanced by the superposition of hydrostatic tensile stresses on a plastic deformation field. The ductile growth of voids is treated here as a problem in continuum plasticity. First, a variational principle is established to characterize the flow field in an elastically rigid and incompressible plastic material containing an internal void or voids, and subjected to a remotely uniform stress and strain rate field. Then an approximate Rayleigh-Ritz procedure is developed and applied to the enlargement of an isolated spherical void in a nonhardening material. Growth is studied in some detail for the case of a remote tensile extension field with superposed hydrostatic stresses. The volume changing contribution to void growth is found to overwhelm the shape changing part when the mean remote normal stress is large, so that growth is essentially spherical. Further, it is found that for any remote strain rate field, the void enlargement rate is amplified over the remote strain rate by a factor rising exponentially with the ratio of mean normal stress to yield stress. Some related results are discussed, including the long cylindrical void considered by F.A. McClintock (1968, J. appl. Mech . 35 , 363), and an approximate relation is given to describe growth of a spherical void in a general remote field. The results suggest a rapidly decreasing fracture ductility with increasing hydrostatic tension.

4,156 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, an elementary account of several theoretical methods of attack is given, among them the derivation of inequalities between various moduli, and the approach is completely general and exact.

Abstract: The title problem concerns two isotropic phases firmly bonded together to form a mixture with any concentrations. An elementary account of several theoretical methods of attack is given, among them the derivation of inequalities between various moduli. The approach is completely general and exact. Additionally, the problem is fully solved when the phases have equal rigidities but different compressibilities, the geometry being entirely arbitrary.

4,141 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a generalized dynamical theory of thermoelasticity is formulated using a form of the heat transport equation which includes the time needed for acceleration of heat flow.

Abstract: In this work a generalized dynamical theory of thermoelasticity is formulated using a form of the heat transport equation which includes the time needed for acceleration of the heat flow. The theory takes into account the coupling effect between temperature and strain rate, but the resulting coupled equations are both hyperbolic. Thus, the paradox of an infinite velocity of propagation, inherent in the existing coupled theory of thermoelasticity, is eliminated. A solution is obtained using the generalized theory which compares favourably with a known solution obtained using the conventional coupled theory.

3,266 citations