The equation for plastic strain rate in the Bodner-Partom viscoplastic formulation is integrated under conditions of uniaxial stress, constant plastic strain rate, and isotropic hardening to give an analytical expression for the stress as a function of plastic strain and strain rate. Temperature dependence is introduced which leads to a general relationship between stress, strain, strain rate, and temperature. The resulting equation indicates an asymptotic saturation stress whose dependence on strain rate and temperature appears to agree with experimental results. Strain hardening given by the analytical equation also seems to be consistent with experiments. A possible new definition of yield stress is a consequence of the rate dependent stress-strain relation.

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