Adaptive computational meso-macro-scale modeling of elastic composites
Journal article, 2006

We consider combined material model and FE-mesh adaptivity in the context of computational meso-macro-scale modeling (CMM), whereby the coupling between different geometrical scales is taken into account. The macro-scale model is then replaced by the homogenized response of a representative volume element (RVE). In practice, the RVE is analyzed as a "small-scale" finite element problem, which is solved for each (Gauss) point in the domain. The high cost of this strategy clearly motivates the use of adaptive techniques based on a posteriori error estimates for the combined model and discretization error, whereby the solution of an appropriate dual problem is utilized. The suggested adaptive procedure is applied to a particle/matrix composite with hyperelastic constituents.


Fredrik Larsson

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Material and Computational Mechanics

Kenneth Runesson

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Material and Computational Mechanics

Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering

0045-7825 (ISSN)

Vol. 195 4-6 324-338

Subject Categories

Applied Mechanics