Please choose one of the topics below and write a literature review paper.
Sort out analytical and computational models which have been developed to model the elastic-plastic behavior of materials. Provide description of each model using your own words and compare your listed models.
Critically review the modeling approaches for ductile materials, for example, polycrystalline metals. Focus on the deformation mechanisms and how to implement the constitutive relation in finite element modeling.
Critically review the modeling approaches for brittle materials, for example, concreates. Focus on the deformation mechanisms and how to implement the constitutive relation in finite element modeling.
Compare the differences of deformation mechanisms between ductile materials and brittle materials.
Modeling (general term)
--Computational; simulation; analytical models
--Experimental; laboratory; empirical
Type of material:
Characteristics of the material:
Journal articles: peer-reviewed, original research, review articles
Books (big picture); formulas, background etc.
Handbooks (for formula etc.); background
Standards (e.g ASTM) experimental, empirical. A document that provides rules or guidelines to achieve order in a given context http://www.etsi.org/standards/what-are-standards
Patents: experimental, empirical, original research, methodology
Ttechnical Reports not peer-reviewed but important technical information – often available free.
This research guide has examples to ALL these resources.