In this contribution, the establishment of relationships between the microstructure of the material and the macroscopic properties is numerically investigated. The material under study is composed by inclusions randomly distributed on a uniform matrix and its heterogeneous nature is characterized by the size, shape, spatial distribution and properties of the inclusions. To conduct these analyses, a general framework that generates and simulates representative volume elements (RVEs) based on the commercial finite element (FEM) software ABAQUS and existing homogenization techniques is developed. Two and three-dimensional RVEs are generated and the variation of the properties investigated using a statistical approach.
- Computational Homogenization
- Material modeling
- Abaqus Software
Miranda, H. D., Andrade Pires, F. M., & Marques, A. T. (2016). Impact of the geometry of inclusions at the micro-scale on the overall stochastic properties. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 23(2), 117-127. https://doi.org/10.1080/15376494.2014.938792