Calibration of a simple directional distortional hardening model for metal plasticity

Slavomír Parma, Jiří Plešek, René Marek, Zbyněk Hrubý, Heidi P. Feigenbaum, Yannis F. Dafalias

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Directional distortional hardening (DDH) is the change of shape of the yield surface such that a region of high curvature develops roughly in the loading direction while a region of lower curvature develops in the opposite direction. In this paper, a simple model of DDH involving six material parameters is calibrated by analytical means. Analytical integration results in equations for the stress–strain curve, the hysteresis loop and the cyclic stress–strain curve inherent to the model. Based on these curves, two calibration procedures for model's parameters are proposed, and consequent analysis shows some basic properties of the model. The first calibration procedure is suited to model monotonic loading whereas the second one is suited to model cyclic loading cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-124
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
StatePublished - Jun 15 2018


  • Calibration
  • Constitutive laws
  • Hardening
  • Plasticity
  • Yield surface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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