1. Continuous representation of dislocations
Lattice incompatibility. Burgers vector. Incompatibility equations.
Continuous distributions ofdislocations. Continuity conditions a interfaces.
Incompatibility and curvature of the crystalline lattice.
2. Field Equations and evolution equations
Determination of internal stresses. Plastic distortion rate.
Resolution length scale. Evolution equations for the dislocation densities.
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Governing equations in a field theory of dislocations.
Boundary conditions aux limites. Resolution algorithms.
Incremental form of the field equations.
Example : plane dislocations .
3. Constitutive laws
Fields of dislocations et constitutive laws. Dissipation. Incompressibility.
Viscoplasticity. Compatible and incompatible dislocation fields.
4. Intermittency, size effects and complex loading paths
Applicability of field dislocation mechanics.
Intermittency of plasticity. Effets of size on plastic activity. Complex loading paths.
Glossary, definitions, notations