Inserted: 10 nov 2011
Last Updated: 27 oct 2014
Journal: J. Eur. Math. Soc.
The limit behavior of a periodic assembly of a finite number of elasto-plastic phases is investigated as the period becomes vanishingly small. A limit quasi-static evolution is derived through two-scale convergence techniques. It can be thermodynamically viewed as an elasto-plastic model, albeit with an infinite number of internal variables.
Keywords: periodic homogenization, Perfect elasto-plasticity, Two scale convergence