A method of numerical material testing in nonlinear multiscale material analyses

Kenjiro Terada, Takenori Inugai, Norio Hirayama

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A method of numerical material testing is developed for characterizing equivalent or macroscopic mechanical and/or other physical properties of composite materials with heterogeneous microstructures. The proposed method is prepared for testing on a variety of heterogeneous microstructures and nonlinear material behavior of constituents and their interfaces under various patterns of macroscopic loading. The numerical material testing in this method is intended to be carried out by means of the finite element method with a quasi static implicit solution scheme in conjunction with the homogenization theory for periodic microstructures, i.e., unit cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1084-1094
Number of pages11
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, A Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part A
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug


  • Computational mechanics
  • Finite element method
  • Homogenization method
  • Nonlinear multiscale analysis
  • Numerical material testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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