Deformation and flow of amorphous solids: Insights from elastoplastic models

@article{Nicolas2018DeformationAF,
  title={Deformation and flow of amorphous solids: Insights from elastoplastic models},
  author={Alexandre Nicolas and Ezequiel Ferrero and Kirsten Martens and Jean-Louis Barrat},
  journal={Reviews of Modern Physics},
  year={2018}
}
The deformation and flow of disordered solids, such as metallic glasses and concentrated emulsions, involves swift localized rearrangements of particles that induce a long-range deformation field. To describe these heterogeneous processes, elastoplastic models handle the material as a collection of 'mesoscopic' blocks alternating between an elastic behavior and plastic relaxation, when they are too loaded. Plastic relaxation events redistribute stresses in the system in a very anisotropic way… 
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