Constitutive Modeling of Engineering Materials

Constitutive Modeling of Engineering Materials

Theory, Computer Implementation, and Parameter Identification

1st Edition - February 18, 2021

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  • Authors: Vladimir Buljak, Gianluca Ranzi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128146972
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128146965

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Constitutive Modeling of Engineering Materials provides an extensive theoretical overview of elastic, plastic, damage, and fracture models, giving readers the foundational knowledge needed to successfully apply them to and solve common engineering material problems. Particular attention is given to inverse analysis, parameter identification, and the numerical implementation of models with the finite element method. Application in practice is discussed in detail, showing examples of working computer programs for simple constitutive behaviors. Examples explore the important components of material modeling which form the building blocks of any complex constitutive behavior.

Key Features

  • Addresses complex behaviors in a wide range of materials, from polymers, to metals and shape memory alloys
  • Covers constitutive models with both small and large deformations
  • Provides detailed examples of computer implementations for material models


Researchers, MSc students, and engineers with an interest in continuum modeling and solid mechanics. Will appeal to people with backgrounds in mechanical engineering or materials science

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Calibration of constitutive models
    3. Inverse analysis
    4. Elastic constitutive models
    5. Constitutive models for inelastic deformation—introduction
    6. Numerical implementation of constitutive models with large deformation
    7. Metals
    8. Polymers
    9. Shape memory alloys

Product details

  • No. of pages: 328
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: February 18, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128146972
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128146965

About the Authors

Vladimir Buljak

Vladimir Buljak has completed his PhD in 2009 at the Politecnico di Milano where he spent additional two years as a post-doctoral fellow. He was then appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Strength of materials of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Belgrade. He is currently an associate professor in the same department and a visiting professor for the unit of study "Theory of plasticity" at the Politecnico di Milano. He was visiting scientist at the University of Trento in 2014, and at the German Federal institute for materials research and testing - BAM in Berlin in 2016. He was scientist in charge for the University of Belgrade for the European FP7-INT project CERMAT2, dealing with advanced ceramic materials, and for the ongoing project Horizon 2020 REFRACURE2.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Strength of Materials, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Gianluca Ranzi

Gianluca Ranzi is a Professor in the School of Civil Engineering and Director of the Centre for Advanced Structural Engineering at The University of Sydney. His research interests fall in the fields of structural engineering, architectural science, building energy management and power demand side management, and heritage conservation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Director, Centre for Advanced Structural Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia

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