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Definition of Representative Volume Element

Dear Imechanica Members,

 

I am looking for a reference where the concept and definition of Representative Volume Element as the fundamental consitutent of Continuum Mechanics was originally introduced.

 Thanks in advanced for yoyr help.

 

Juan

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JUAN GOMEZ

PhD Computational Mechanics

Professor

Applied Mechanics Group

EAFIT University

Medellin,Colombia

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Please check the following reference:

Hill, R., 1963. Elastic properties of reinforced solids: some theoretical principles. J. Mech. Phys. Solids 11 (5), 357–372.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6TXB-46G500N-D...

dear Imechanica members

i am looking for a help how can i constitute representative volume element to study fracture in hetrogeneous alloys.

 

 

Ashwani Verma

Ph D scholar

Sant longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Longowal (INDIA) 

there are many works is related to your question.

I think you should read the book about micro-mechanics

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