Plastic deformation and fracture of solids at the mesoscale level

V. E. Panin

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Physical mesomechanics treats a solid under loading as a multilevel system where micro-, meso-and macrolevels are selfconsistent. The element base for the scale levels of plastic deformation of a solid is offered which allows to describe any kind of plastic flow as a combination of definite elements of this element base. Special attention is paid to description of fragmentation of a solid under loading as the main mechanism of plastic flow at the mesolevel. Fracture is the final stage of solid fragmentation when its scale changes from meso-to macrolevel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)944-948
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 1997


  • Fracture
  • Physical mesomechanics
  • Plastic deformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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