Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

G. Dal Maso - C. I. Zeppieri

Homogenization of fiber reinforced brittle materials: the intermediate case

created by zeppieri on 30 Mar 2009
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Published Paper

Inserted: 30 mar 2009
Last Updated: 27 oct 2010

Journal: Adv. Calc. Var.
Volume: 3
Number: 4
Pages: 345 - 370
Year: 2010


We derive a cohesive fracture model by homogenizing a periodic composite material whose microstructure is characterized by the presence of brittle inclusions in a reticulated unbreakable elastic structure.

Keywords: Homogenization, $\Gamma$-convergence, Free-discontinuity problems, cohesive zone model