Macroscopic damage in periodic composite materials

D. Boso, C. Pellegrino, U. Galvanetto, B. A. Schrefler

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In this paper a simple way to describe the effects of microscopic damage on the global behaviour of periodic composite materials is shown. The microscopic damage is interpreted as a local reduction in material stiffness as presented in Zohdi et al.. Choosing the damage parameters in an opportune manner a great variety of different damage constitutive laws can be studied. The macroscopic constitutive law for damaged periodic composites is obtained with a homogenization procedure described in Pellegrino et al.. A comparison between the results of homogeneous and heterogeneous constitutive models is shown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)615-623
Number of pages9
JournalCommunications in Numerical Methods in Engineering
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Engineering(all)
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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