Recrystallization and related phenomena that occur during thermomechanical
processing of all types of crystalline materials are areas of intensive research.
However, particular subject matters of research differ depending on scientific
In geology, recrystallization is a process that occurs during natural deformation of
rocks and minerals subjected to high temperature and pressure. Grains, atoms or
molecules can be packed closer together. Under the influence of these metamorphic
processes, new mineral grains can be created in crystalline form.
The constitutive law of plastic deformation expresses the effects of material
behavior and properties for stress analysis in the design of manufacturing technology
and product service behavior, for materials testing, and for the maintenance
of structural and machine components.
The book represents the state of the art, but the editors do not rule out other
concepts of constitutive laws. There are many different facets of the same problem
and as many answers; the right one is the one that gives the most practical solution,
the one that best serves the specific problem....