Formulation and Identification of Damage Kinetic Constitutive Equations

  • Jean Lemaitre
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 295)


The damage kinetic constitutive equations are derived from the thermodynamics of irreversible process in which physical considerations and experimental results are introduced in order to choose the proper variables and the analytical forms of the potentials. A general damage model is formulated and then applied to ductile damage, low cycle fatigue, high cycle fatigue and creep damage in order to identified particular kinetic laws to be introduced in structure calculations to predict the initiation and the growth of cracks.


Constitutive Equation Ductile Fracture Cycle Fatigue High Cycle Fatigue Creep Damage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Lemaitre
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Mécanique et TechnologieUniversité Paris 6CachanFrance

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