Inserted: 3 nov 2011
Last Updated: 26 sep 2013
Journal: J. Eur. Math. Soc. (JEMS)
We provide a rigorous justification of the classical linearization approach in plasticity. By taking the small-deformations limit, we prove via Gamma-convergence for rate-independent processes that energetic solutions of the quasi-static finite-strain elastoplasticity system converge to the unique strong solution of linearized elastoplasticity.