A generalized elasto-plastic micro-polar constitutive model
Lapo Gori, Roque Luiz da Silva Pitangueira, Samuel Silva Penna, Jamile Salim Fuina
Applied Mechanics and Materials , v. 798 , p. 505-509 , 2015
Resumo (em inglês)
This paper summarizes the implementation of an elasto-plastic constitutive model for a micro-polar continuum in the constitutive models framework of the software INSANE (INteractive Structural ANalysis Environment). Such an implementation is based on the tensorial format of a unified constitutive models formulation, that allows to implement different constitutive models independently on the peculiar numerical method adopted for the solution of the problem. The basic characteristics of the micro-polar continuum model and of the unified formulation of constitutive models are briefly recalled. A generalization of the micro-polar model is then introduced in order to include this model in the existent tensor-based formulation. Finally, an enhanced version of the general closest-point algorithm, ables to manage the generalized micro-polar formulation, is derived. A strain localization problem modeling illustrates the implementation.