Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
R. D. Snyder
A theory of rate Independent material response is developed In conjunction with a functional Integral approximation. The linear term of this approximation Is used to represent the mechanical behavior of reactor grade polycrystalline graphite. The constitutive relation ls then applied to the case of one dimensional cyclic straining. A general three dimensional rate independent constitutive theory for the mechanical behavior of graphite is also developed. This theory Is then analyzed with respect to the available cyclic loading data obtained from uniaxial experiments.
Strauss, Alvin M., "The mechanical response of graphite" (1968). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 8347.