An arbitrary lagrangian-eulerian finite element method for path-dependent materials

Wing Kam Liu*, Ted Belytschko, Herman Chang

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The conservation laws, the constitutive equations, and the equation of state for path-dependent materials are formulated for an arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian finite element method. Both the geometrical and material nonlinearities are included in this setting. Computer implementations are presented and an elastic-plastic wave propagation problem is used to examine some features of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-245
Number of pages19
JournalComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications


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