Inserted: 26 may 2020
Last Updated: 26 may 2020
Journal: Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Finite-plasticity theories often feature nonlocal energetic contributions in the plastic variables. By introducing a length-scale for plastic effects in the picture, these nonlocal terms open the way to existence results 25. We focus here on a reference example in this direction, where a specific energetic contribution in terms of dislocation-density tensor is considered 30. When external forces are small and dissipative terms are suitably rescaled, the finite-strain elastoplastic problem converges toward its linearized counterpart. We prove a Γ-convergence result making this asymptotics rigorous, both at the incremental level and at the level of quasistatic evolution.