Influence of damage on properties of strain localization in geomaterials at plane stress and plane strain

Y Q Zhang, Y Lu, H F Qiang

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By regarding geomaterials under loading as a mixture of intact and damaged parts, we investigate the influence of damage on the properties of strain localization in elastoplastic geomaterials at plane stress and plane strain. Conditions for the onset of strain localization including the effects of damage are derived for the cases of plane strain and plane stress. Discussed are the inclination of the localized band and the hardening modulus corresponding to the onset of strain localization. It is shown that the properties of the strain localization are dependent on the damage and the capacity of bearing hydrostatic pressure by the damaged part, and that damage may induce an earlier onset of strain localization and lead to instability of a geomaterial.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-117
Number of pages16
JournalArchive of Applied Mechanics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004

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