A multiscale approach for the micropolar continuum model

Hiroshi Kadowaki, Wing Kam Liu*

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A method to derive governing equations and elastic-plastic constitutive relations for the micropolar continuum model is proposed. Averaging procedures are operated over a surrounding sub-domain for each material point to bridge a discrete microstructure to a macro continuum model. Material parameters are determined by these procedures. The size of the sub-domain represents the material intrinsic length scale, and it is passed into the macroscopic governing equation so that the numerical solution can be regularized for analyses of failure phenomena. An application to a simple granular material model is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-282
Number of pages14
JournalLaser Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2005


  • Failure analysis
  • Material parameter
  • Micropolar continuum
  • Microstructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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