Aspects of a direct homogenization procedure for electro-mechanically coupled problems

In: Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Jg. 8 (2008) ; 1, Special Issue: 79th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM), Bremen 2008, S. 10433-10434
ISSN: 1617-7061
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Bauwissenschaften
The aim of this work is to discuss a micro–macro homogenization procedure for electro–mechanically coupled problems. In this context a two–scale homogenization ansatz for ferroelectric ceramics based on an FE2-approach is presented. The microscopic discretization of the heterogeneous structure of the polycrystalline material allows for the incorporation of microscopic effects, which are necessary to determine the corresponding overall macroscopic material response.