Spring network models in elasticity and fracture of composites and polycrystals

M. Ostoja-Starzewski, P. Y. Sheng, K. Alzebdeh

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We review some recent advances in modeling of elastic composites and polycrystals by spring networks. In the first part, spring network models of anti-plane elasticity, planar classical elasticity, and planar micropolar elasticity are developed. In the second part, applications to progressive breakdown in elastic-brittle matrix-inclusion composites and aluminum sheets are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-93
Number of pages12
JournalComputational Materials Science
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1996


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  • Materials Science(all)

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