FTMP-based Simulation and Evaluation of Apparent Reduction in Elastic Modulus


  • S Ihara
  • M Uematsu
  • T Hasebe




This study attempts to quantitatively evaluate the apparent reduction in elastic moduli, generally observed in metallic materials during unloading and/or cyclic elasto-plastic deformation, based on Field Theory of Multiscale Plasticity (FTMP). Two typical arrangements of bowing-out dislocation segments that yield mutually-distinct trends are examined by utilizing the FTMP-based duality diagram representation scheme. It is demonstrated that not only the scheme allows us to visualize the associated energy flow but also to correlate the resultant apparent shear modulus reduction rate in a unified manner by the duality coefficient measured on the duality diagrams. The scheme is demonstrated to be effective also for more complex cases accompanied by pinning/unpinning and the following relaxation processes.


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Ihara, S., Uematsu, M. and Hasebe, T. (2020) “FTMP-based Simulation and Evaluation of Apparent Reduction in Elastic Modulus”, The International Journal of Multiphysics, 14(4), pp. 373-388. doi: 10.21152/1750-9548.14.4.373.