Microstructural shear localization in plastic deformation of amorphous solids.

  • Jill Langer
  • Published 2001 in
    Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and…


The shear-transformation-zone (STZ) theory of plastic deformation predicts that sufficiently soft, noncrystalline solids are linearly unstable against forming periodic arrays of microstructural shear bands. A limited nonlinear analysis indicates that this instability may be the mechanism responsible for strain softening in both constant-stress and constant… (More)


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