Discretization Methods in Structural Mechanics (Eds. H.A.Mang, F.G.Rammerstorfer), pp. 257-264, 1999

MULTISCALE TREATMENT OF INHOMOGENEOUS MATERIALS BY FINITE ELEMENTS

H.J. Böhm, C.M. Chimani, H.E. Pettermann, A.F. Plankensteiner and F.G. Rammerstorfer

Institute of Lightweight Structures and Aerospace Engineering,
TU Wien, Vienna, Austria


Abstract - Some aspects of the Finite Element modeling of the thermomechanical behavior of structures and components made of inhomogeneous materials are discussed. Special attention is focused on micromechanically based material models, which may be used both at the mesoscale (e.g. to study clusters of reinforcing particles) and at the component level, i.e. the macroscale.


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