A review of the development of a state variable approach is presented emphasizing its micromechanical basis. The physical significance of the parameters and constitutive equations of the state variable formulation is examined. The aspects of the state variable model that are important in future theoretical development are outlined and its connections to existing theories of flow stress, as well as to relations found between the flow stress and microstructure, are briefly discussed.
|Number of pages||30|
|Journal||Res Mechanica: International Journal of Structural Mechanics and Materials Science|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|