Bridging across length scales is one of the fundamental challenges in the computational modelling of material systems whose mechanical response is driven by rough energy landscapes. The typical feature of such systems is that of exhibiting fine scale microstructures. Two case studies, namely, nematic elastomers and ferromagnetic shape memory alloys, are presented to illustrate the use of modern techniques from (non-convex) calculus of variations in developing coarse-grained models of microstructure-driven material response.
|Titolo:||Coarse-grained models of materials with non-convex free-energies: two case studies|
|Rivista:||COMPUTER METHODS IN APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.cma.2003.12.064|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|