Using the experimental results of yield surfaces obtained by Wu and Yeh  (Int. J. Plasticity, 7, 803) for 304 stainless steel, this work provides a verification of the endochronic theory of plasticity accounting for deformation induced anisotropy. The experiments were performed under proportional loading conditions. The main difference between this paper and other papers that attempt to describe the distortion of a yield surface is that, in addition to distortion, motion of yield surface (kinematic hardening) has also been addressed by this paper. The result has shown that the theory predicts the experimental data with substantial accuracy. However, since in this theory the plastic strain increment, although normal to the initial yield surface, is in the radial direction emanating from the center of the subsequent yield surface, validity of the present model must be further studied for the case involving nonproportional loading conditions.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering