A field theory of dislocation mechanics and plasticity is illustrated through new results at the nano, meso, and macro scales. Specifically, dislocation nucleation, the occurrence of wave-type response in quasi-static plasticity, and a jump condition at material interfaces and its implications for analysis of deformation localization are discussed.

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Keywords Dislocations, Nucleation, Plastic fronts, Plasticity, Waves
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1177/1081286507086903
Journal Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids
Acharya, A. (Amit), Beaudoin, A. (Armand), & Miller, R. E. (2008). New perspectives in plasticity theory: Dislocation nucleation, waves, and partial continuity of plastic strain rate. Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, 13(3-4), 292–315. doi:10.1177/1081286507086903