Theories of Strongly Nonequilibrium Phenomena, Especially Deformation and Fracture of Solids [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 2013.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy
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- United States. Department of Energy
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- The major focus of the research program supported by this grant was the development of the shear-transformation-zone (STZ) theory of amorphous plasticity and its application to theories of dynamic fracture. In retrospect, the project was remarkably successful. It produced a deep understanding of the formability and strength of bulk metallic glasses [see, especially, refs 5, 6, 19] , and a predictive theory of shear-banding instabilities  . The shear-band analysis led, peripherally, to a first understanding of the origin of sharp stress drops during large earthquakes . An important theme that emerged during these studies was the role of an effective temperature as a quantitative measure of the state of disorder induced by shear deformations. This theme led to what now appears to be a fundamental advance in nonequilibrium thermodynamics [6,23,24,25]. Much of this work has been summarized in a review article .
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J. S. Langer.
Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States)
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