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Title: Thermoplasticity and strain localization in transversely isotropic materials based on anisotropic critical state plasticity

Abstract

Geomaterials including soils and rocks are inherently anisotropic and sensitive to temperature changes caused by various internal and external processes. They are also susceptible to strain localization in the form of shear bands when subjected to critical loads. We present a thermo-plastic framework for modeling coupled thermo-mechanical response and for predicting the inception of a shear band in a transversely isotropic material using the general framework of critical state plasticity and the specific framework of an anisotropic modified Cam-Clay model. The formulation incorporates anisotropy in both elastic and plastic responses under the assumption of infinitesimal deformation. The model is first calibrated using experimental data from triaxial tests to demonstrate its capability in capturing anisotropy in the mechanical response. Subsequently, stress-point simulations of strain localization are carried out under two different conditions, namely, isothermal localization and adiabatic localization. The adiabatic formulation investigates the effect of temperature on localization via thermo-mechanical coupling. Numerical simulations are presented to demonstrate the important role of anisotropy, hardening, and thermal softening on strain localization inception and orientation.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Stanford Univ., CA (United States)
  2. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
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Research Org.:
Stanford Univ., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Chemical Sciences, Geosciences & Biosciences Division
OSTI Identifier:
1596359
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1400766
Grant/Contract Number:  
FG02-03ER15454; FG02- 03ER15454
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 40; Journal Issue: 18; Journal ID: ISSN 0363-9061
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Anisotropy; bifurcatio; shear band; thermo-plasticity; transverse isotropy

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Semnani, Shabnam J., White, Joshua A., and Borja, Ronaldo I. Thermoplasticity and strain localization in transversely isotropic materials based on anisotropic critical state plasticity. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1002/nag.2536.
Semnani, Shabnam J., White, Joshua A., & Borja, Ronaldo I. Thermoplasticity and strain localization in transversely isotropic materials based on anisotropic critical state plasticity. United States. doi:10.1002/nag.2536.
Semnani, Shabnam J., White, Joshua A., and Borja, Ronaldo I. Sun . "Thermoplasticity and strain localization in transversely isotropic materials based on anisotropic critical state plasticity". United States. doi:10.1002/nag.2536. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1596359.
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title = {Thermoplasticity and strain localization in transversely isotropic materials based on anisotropic critical state plasticity},
author = {Semnani, Shabnam J. and White, Joshua A. and Borja, Ronaldo I.},
abstractNote = {Geomaterials including soils and rocks are inherently anisotropic and sensitive to temperature changes caused by various internal and external processes. They are also susceptible to strain localization in the form of shear bands when subjected to critical loads. We present a thermo-plastic framework for modeling coupled thermo-mechanical response and for predicting the inception of a shear band in a transversely isotropic material using the general framework of critical state plasticity and the specific framework of an anisotropic modified Cam-Clay model. The formulation incorporates anisotropy in both elastic and plastic responses under the assumption of infinitesimal deformation. The model is first calibrated using experimental data from triaxial tests to demonstrate its capability in capturing anisotropy in the mechanical response. Subsequently, stress-point simulations of strain localization are carried out under two different conditions, namely, isothermal localization and adiabatic localization. The adiabatic formulation investigates the effect of temperature on localization via thermo-mechanical coupling. Numerical simulations are presented to demonstrate the important role of anisotropy, hardening, and thermal softening on strain localization inception and orientation.},
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journal = {International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics},
number = 18,
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place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {12}
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