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# Isaac Nault (UNC-CH), GMA & Visions Semianr

## December 5, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

**Title:** Introduction to Mathematical Modeling of Plasticity

**Abstract:** Complete mathematical formulations of plasticity are rarely taught in a formal class setting. In this lecture, I will provide a basic introduction for students who may work in modeling plasticity in the future. I will start by giving a review of continuum mechanics and qualitative theory of plasticity. I will conclude by demonstrating how various plastic constitutive laws can be linked with the equations of continuum mechanics to form a complete mathematical formulation of plasticity.