Viscoplasticity and creep using boundary elements

  • J. C. F. Telles
  • C. A. Brebbia


In the present chapter an application of the boundary element equations to viscoplasticity is presented. The procedure can be used for creep problems as well. The Perzyna’s1–3 approach has been adopted since it is appropriate for computer applications and can be used to simulate pure elastoplastic solutions. The time-dependent solution is obtained by a simple Euler one step procedure4–6 and some guide lines for the selection of the time step length are also discussed.


Boundary Element Boundary Element Method Equivalent Plastic Strain Inelastic Strain Finite Element Result 
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