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Efficient modeling of random heterogeneous materials with an uniform probability density function (slides)
Paladim, Daniel mailto []
Kerfriden, Pierre []
Moitinho de Almeida, José []
Bordas, Stéphane mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Engineering Research Unit >]
11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics
from 20-07-2014 to 25-07-2014
[en] Random heterogeneous materials ; Finite element method ; Error estimation
[en] Homogenised constitutive laws are largely used to predict the behaviour of composite
structures. Assessing the validity of such homogenised models can be done by making
use of the concept of “modelling error”. First, a microscopic “faithful” -and potentially
intractable- model of the structure is defined. Then, one tries to quantify the effect
of the homogenisation procedure on a result that would be obtained by directly using
the “faithful” model. Such an approach requires (a) the “faithful” model to be more
representative of the physical phenomena of interest than the homogenised model and (b)
a reliable approximation of the result obtained using the ”faithful” and intractable model
to be available at cheap costs.
We focus here on point (b), and more precisely on the extension of the techniques devel-
oped in [3] [2] to estimate the error due to the homogenisation of linear, spatially random
composite materials. Particularly, we will approximate the unknown probability density
function by bounding its first moment.
In this paper, we will present this idea in more detail, displaying the numerical efficiencies
and computational costs related to the error estimation. The fact that the probability
density function is uniform is exploited to greatly reduce the computational cost. We will
also show some first attempts to correct the homogenised model using non-conforming,
weakly intrusive microscopic patches.
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