A covariant formulation of finite plasticity with plasticity-induced evolution of anisotropy: Modeling, algorithmics, simulation, and comparison to experiments

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Motivated by experimental findings on sheet-metal forming, this article concerns the modeling of evolving anisotropies in finite plasticity. A covariant formulation of plasticity is employed in conjunction with evolution equations for the structural tensors that characterize the symmetry group of the yield function. A specific model is implemented into a finite element code to simulate tension and torsion tests. The results are then compared to experiments.


External organisations
  • Technical University of Dortmund
  • University of Iowa
  • University of California, Berkeley
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Applied Mechanics


  • Covariance, Evolving anisotropy, Finite plasticity, In-plane torsion test, Plastic spin, Structural tensors, Tension test, Texture
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-186
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Early online date2019
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication categoryResearch