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The BRICK model and hyperplasticity


Hyperplasticity is an approach to plasticity based on thermomechanical principles as originally suggested by Ziegler (1977, 1983) and described by Houlsby (1981), Collins & Houlsby (1997), and Houlsby & Puzrin (2000). The advantage of this approach is that it allows a compact development of plasticity theories, which are guaranteed to obey thermodynamic principles. Another important feature of this framework is that it often allows a hyperplastic model to be interpreted in terms of conventional plasticity.


Puzrin, Alexander and Houlsby, G.T.

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geomechanics; GeomechanicsGroup; Houlsby, G.T.; Puzrin, Alexander

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Date published: 2001