The effective-mean-field method, an evaluation method for macroscopic elastic constants of composites, was discussed. It was found that the method was based on Mori-Tanaka's mean-field (MTMF) and the effective-medium approximation methods were replaced by the average fields of a virtually homogenized composite. It was observed that the effective elastic constants of the lotus-type porous copper were calculated. Analysis shows that for porous samples the method reproduced power-law behavior with regard to porosity.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)