J. Phys. IV France 110 (2003) 3
On the myth of plastic wavesY. Horie
Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS F699, Applied Physics Division, Los Alamos, NM 87545, U.S.A.
Using a Malvern type stress-strain relationship, we show that dynamic elastic-plastic deformation processes can be viewed as a change in the mode of transfer of elastic energy. The result is in support of the view advocated by Gilman for many years that plastic flow is a transport phenomenon. It is shown that in the case of axially impacting rods, plastic response is characterized by a single, diffusion-like parameter.
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