Single-Inclusion Solutions

  • Salvatore Torquato
Part of the Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics book series (IAM, volume 16)


A variety of estimates of the effective properties of heterogeneous media utilize the solution of the boundary value problem of the relevant field for a single inclusion of one material in a matrix of another material. Such estimates include effective properties of dispersions in the dilute-concentration limit (Chapter 19), a variety of effective-medium type approximations (Chapter 18), and rigorous bounds on the effective properties (Chapter 21). In this chapter we will derive single-inclusion solutions for all four classes of problems, focusing on spherical and ellipsoidal inclusions.


Concentration Field Trap Surface Lame Constant Ellipsoidal Inclusion Infinite Matrix 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Salvatore Torquato
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  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Princeton Materials InstitutePrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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