This article describes a numerical method to reconstruct the stress field starting from strain data in elastoplasticity. Usually, this reconstruction is performed using the radial return algorithm, commonly implemented also in finite element codes. However, that method requires iterations to converge and can bring to errors if applied to experimental strain data affected by noise. A different solution is proposed here, where an approximated numerical method is used to derive the stress from the strain data with no iterations. The method is general and can be applied to any plasticity model with a convex surface of the yield locus in nonproportional loading. The theoretical basis of the method is described and then it is implemented on two constitutive models of anisotropic plasticity, namely, Hill48 and Yld2000-2D. The accuracy of the proposed method and the advantage in terms of computational time with respect to the classical radial-return algorithm are discussed. The possibility of using such method to reconstruct the stress field in case of few temporal data and noisy strain fields is also investigated.
An approximated computational method for fast stress reconstruction in large strain plasticity / Rossi, M.; Lattanzi, A.; Cortese, L.; Amodio, D.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING. - ISSN 0029-5981. - ELETTRONICO. - (2020). [10.1002/nme.6346]