Inserted: 17 may 2010
Journal: Math. Models Methods Appl. Sci.
A homogenization result is given for a material having brittle inclusions arranged in a periodic structure. According to the relation between the softness parameter and the size of the microstructure, three different limit models are deduced via Gamma-convergence. In particular, damage is obtained as limit of periodically distributed microfractures.
Keywords: Homogenization, damage