The subject of this paper is the rigorous derivation of a quasistatic evolution model for a linearly elastic–perfectly plastic thin plate. As the thickness of the plate tends to zero, we prove via Γ-convergence techniques that solutions to the three-dimensional quasistatic evolution problem of Prandtl–Reuss elastoplasticity converge to a quasistatic evolution of a suitable reduced model. In this limiting model the admissible displacements are of Kirchhoff–Love type and the stretching and bending components of the stress are coupled through a plastic flow rule. Some equivalent formulations of the limiting problem in rate form are derived, together with some two-dimensional characterizations for suitable choices of the data.

10a-convergence10aPerfect plasticity10aPrandtl–Reuss plasticity10aQuasistatic evolution10aRate-independent processes10aThin plates1 aDavoli, Elisa1 aMora, Maria Giovanna uhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S029414491200103500946nas a2200145 4500008004100000245007300041210006900114260000900183520047100192653002200663100002900685700002500714700002500739856003600764 2012 en d00aQuasistatic evolution in non-associative plasticity - the cap models0 aQuasistatic evolution in nonassociative plasticity the cap model bSIAM3 aNon-associative elasto-plasticity is the working model of plasticity for soil and rocks mechanics. Yet, it is usually viewed as non-variational. In this work, we prove a contrario the existence of a variational evolution for such a model under a natural capping assumption on the hydrostatic stresses and a less natural mollification of the stress admissibility constraint. The obtained elasto-plastic evolution is expressed for times that are conveniently rescaled.10aElasto-plasticity1 aBabadjian, Jean-Francois1 aFrancfort, Gilles A.1 aMora, Maria Giovanna uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/413901091nas a2200121 4500008004300000245008400043210006900127520066900196100002100865700002200886700002500908856003600933 2006 en_Ud 00aQuasistatic evolution problems for linearly elastic-perfectly plastic materials0 aQuasistatic evolution problems for linearly elasticperfectly pla3 aThe problem of quasistatic evolution in small strain associative elastoplasticity is studied in the framework of the variational theory for rate-independent processes. Existence of solutions is proved through the use of incremental variational problems in spaces of functions with bounded deformation. This provides a new approximation result for the solutions of the quasistatic evolution problem, which are shown to be absolutely continuous in time. Four equivalent formulations of the problem in rate form are derived. A strong formulation of the flow rule is obtained by introducing a precise definition of the stress on the singular set of the plastic strain.1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aDeSimone, Antonio1 aMora, Maria Giovanna uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/2129