Quasistatic evolution problems in plasticity
Prof. Maria Giovanna Mora (University of Pavia, Italy)
Wednesday 22nd May, 2013 14:00-15:00 Maths 203
Elastoplastic processes play an important role in many engineering applications. In this talk I will focus on the quasistatic evolution problem for elastoplastic materials in the framework of the variational theory for rate-independent processes. In this approach elastoplastic evolution is seen as a time-parameterized set of minimization problems for the sum of the elastic energy and of a dissipated energy. I will review some recent results based on this approach and discuss some open questions.