Author Country (or Countries)



We consider anelastic media governed by constitutive equations with memory behavior, which depend on the physical properties of the medium itself. In this note we use a model of elasto-plastic media with two unspecified memory formalisms, which are determined by performing a single virtual experiment on a sample of the medium. As an application, using a mathematical memory formally mimicking the Caputo-Fabrizio fractional derivative, we show that, when the applied stress is asymptotically vanishing, then a shorter memory in the constitutive equation and/or a slower decay of the applied stress, generate larger asymptotic plastic residual strain. In the last part of the paper, we present a non-linear stress-strain constitutive equation, which is suitable for describing hysteresis loops with discontinuity in the first derivative of the cycle.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)