Creep Mechanics

  • Josef Betten

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 257-327

About this book


In this book constitutive equations for the secondary and tertiary creep stage of anisotropic materials are formulated. To investigate the secondary creep behaviour the existence of a creep potential is presumed. It is established, that regarding to the theory of representation for tensor functions the creep potential hypothesis furnishes only restricted forms of constitutive equations even if a general creep potential is assumed in the anisotropic case. The creep process in its tertiary phase is characterized by a damage tensor. Some possible representations of constitutive equations involving (initial) anisotropy of the material (e.g. from rolling) and anisotropic creep-damage are discussed. The formulation of such equations is based upon theorems regarding tensor-valued tensor functions.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Josef Betten
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematical Models in Materials ScienceTechnical University AachenAachenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-04973-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04971-6
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