Size Effects in Plasticity - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128122365

Size Effects in Plasticity

1st Edition

From Macro to Nano

Authors: George Voyiadjis Mohammadreza Yaghoobi
Paperback ISBN: 9780128122365
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st September 2019
Page Count: 400
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Size Effects in Plasticity: From Macro to Nano provides concise explanations of all available methods in this area, from atomistic simulation, to non-local continuum models to capture size effects. It then compares their applicability to a wide range of research scenarios. This essential guide addresses basic principles, numerical issues and computation, applications and provides code which readers can use in their own modeling projects. Researchers in the fields of computational mechanics, materials science and engineering will find this to be an ideal resource when they address the size effects observed in deformation mechanisms and strengths of various materials.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive reference on the field of size effects and a review of mechanics of materials research in all scales
  • Explains all major methods of size effects simulation, including non-local continuum models, non-local crystal plasticity, discrete dislocation methods and molecular dynamics
  • Includes source codes that readers can use in their own projects


Researchers and postgraduate students involved with the mechanics of materials (primarily those with mech eng backgrounds, but there will be some interest from materials science too). Also researchers in industry working on microstructure optimization

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Material Size Effects: Experimental Observations
3. Nonlocal Continuum Plasticity
4. Nonlocal Crystal Plasticty
5. Discrete Dislocation Dynamics
6. Molecular Dynamics
7. The Future Evolution


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About the Author

George Voyiadjis

George Z. Voyiadjis is the Boyd Professor at the Louisiana State University, in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This is the highest professorial rank awarded by the Louisiana State University System. He joined the faculty of the University of Louisiana State University in 1980. Voyiadjis’ primary research interest is in damage mechanics of metals, metal matrix composites, and ceramics with emphasis on the theoretical modeling, numerical simulation of material behavior, and experimental correlation. Dr. Voyiadjis’ research has been performed on developing numerical models that aim at simulating the damage and dynamic failure response of advanced engineering materials and structures under high-speed impact loading conditions.
He has over 164 referred journal articles and 14 books (8 as editor) to his credit. Over forty graduate students (21 Ph. D.) completed their degrees under his direction. He has also supervised eleven postdoctoral associates. Voyiadjis has been extremely successful in securing more than $8.0 million in research funds as a principal investigator from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defence, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Department of Transportation, and major companies such as IBM, and Martin Marietta.
He has been invited to give theme presentations and lectures in many countries around the world. He has also been invited as guest editor in numerous volumes of the Journal of Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, International Journal of Plasticity, Journal of Engineering Mechanics of the ASCE, and Journal of Mechanics of Materials. These special issues focus in the areas of damage mechanics, structures, fracture mechanics, localization, and bridging of length scales. He is currently a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the American Academy of Mechanics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Boyd Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University

Mohammadreza Yaghoobi

Mohammadreza Yaghoobi is a researcher in the Civil Engineering department at the Louisiana State University. His main research interest is to model the mechanical properties of different materials at different length scales of continuum, mesoscale, and nanoscale.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, Civil Engineering Department, Louisiana State University

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