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## Model: Elasto-Plastic Plate

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**Introduction**• This model treats the elastic-plastic material behavour of a plate with a centered hole. • The development of the plastic regions with increasing load are studied as well as residul stress and deformations when the plate is totally unloaded.**Problem Definition**• The plate is thin and loaded in the plane, that is, plane stress conditions can be assumed. • Due to the double symmetry, only one quarter of the plate needs to be analyzed.**Problem Definition, constraints and loads.**• The displacements in the normal directions are constrained at the two symmetry cuts • The right edge is subjected to a load which increases from zero to a maximum value and then released again. • The maximum load value is selected so that the mean stress over the section through the hole is 10% above the yield stress.**Problem Definition, material**• The von Mises stress is used as yield criterion. • The model uses a isotropic hardening rule for the description of the plastic history dependent yield criterion. • Elastic properties: E=70000 N/mm2 and n=0.2 • Yield stress: sy= 243 N/mm • Tangent modulus Et= 2171 N/mm2**Problem Definition, material**plastic s sy Elastic e**Problem Definition, hardening rules**s sB sy Et E 2sy e Kinematic sB Isotropic**Results**• The plastic regions (red) at peak load level where the material has exceeded the yield stress. • For a material without strain hardening, the structure would have collapsed before reaching the peak load level.**Results**• The left figure shows the deformations and von Mises stress levels at peak load. • The right figure shows the residual deformations and the residual von Mises stress when the model is totally unloaded.