Computational and Experimental Mechanics of Advanced Materials, 167-223, 2009

ANALYTICAL AND NUMERICAL METHODS FOR MODELING THE THERMOMECHANICAL AND THERMOPHYSICAL BEHAVIOR OF MICROSTRUCTURED MATERIALS

H.J. Böhm, D.H. Pahr, T. Daxner

Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics,
TU Wien, Vienna, Austria


Abstract - Basic application-related aspects of two important groups of approaches to continuum micromechanics of inhomogeneous materials are presented, viz., mean field schemes and methods based on discrete microstructures. Emphasis is put on handling both thermomechanical and thermal conduction problems.
On this basis some issues and applications of continuum micromechanics are discussed. They comprise incremental Mori-Tanaka methods for finite strains, modeling of the thermomechanical and thermal conduction behavior of diamond particle reinforced metal matrix composites, windowing estimates for the macroscopic linear responses of inhomogeneous media, and modeling of the mechanical behavior of cellular materials.
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