A rate-dependent model for damage and plastic deformation of brittle materials under dynamic loading is presented. The model improves upon a recently developed micromechanical damage model (Zuo et al., 2006) by incorporating plastic deformation of the material. The distribution of the microcracks in the material is assumed to remain isotropic, and the damage evolution is through the growth of the average crack size. Plasticity is considered through an additive decomposition of the total strain rate, and a rate-independent, von Mises model is used. The model was applied to simulate the response of a model material (SiC) under uniaxial strain loading. To further examine the behavior of the model, cyclic loading and large-strain compressive loading were considered. Numerical results of the model predictions are presented, and comparisons with those from a previous model are provided. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Zuo, Q. H., Disilvestro, D., & Richter, J. D. (2010). A crack-mechanics based model for damage and plasticity of brittle materials under dynamic loading. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 47(20), 2790–2798. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2010.06.009