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Plasticity for Engineers - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781898563709, 9780857099709

Plasticity for Engineers

1st Edition

Theory and Applications

Author: C. R. Calladine
Paperback ISBN: 9781898563709
eBook ISBN: 9780857099709
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st September 2000
Page Count: 328
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Table of Contents

Introduction; Specification of an ideal plastic material; Features of the behaviour of structures made of idealised elastic-plastic material; Theorems of plastic theory; Rotating discs; Torsion; Indentation problems; Introduction to slip-line fields; Circular plates under transverse loading; Metal-forming processes: Wire drawing and extrusion; Effects of changes in geometry; Wider scope of plastic theory and design; Appendices: The Mohr stress circle; Virtual work; Corresponding loads and deflections; Proportional loading; Notation for 3-D stress; Symbols, units and conversion factors; Answers to problems; Index.


This book focuses on the plastic property of materials, and the way in which structures made of such material behave under load. It is intended for civil, mechanical, electro-mechanical, marine, and aeronautical engineers for under-graduate or post-graduate courses or research, and professionals in industry. Professor Calladine, from long experience in teaching, research and industry, here delivers a readable and authoritative account of theory and applications. He presents the classical "perfect plasticity material" as a model of irreversible mechanical behaviour, using this perfect plasticity property to analyse a range of continuum structural problems and metal-forming processes relevant to engineering practice.


Civil, mechanical, electro-mechanical, marine, and aeronautical engineers


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This is an excellent and lucidly-written book, warmly recommended to students studying M.Eng or Masters programmes and researchers., Structures and Buildings
Calladine is the person who invented plasticity and it is not a big surprise that he can explain well in his book. It is easy to read, very well structured and it has all you need to know about plasticity in there..-starting off with the simple theorems, he then carries on talking about rotating discs, torsion and indentation problems. Last few chapters are about slip-line fields, circular plates under transverse loading and metal-forming processes.. (wire drawing and extrusion). I started reading this book at university and I believe it it is one of the best reference books about Plasticity., Review by a customer on

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C. R. Calladine