Statistically homogeneous but anisotropic media will generally be endowed with anisotropic effective properties (see Part II of this book) and thus represent an important class of random heterogeneous materials. Examples include stratified geological media, aligned short and long fiber composites, and laminates (Postma 1955, Dullien 1979, Christensen 1979, Adler 1992). The optimization of the properties of anisotropic media rests on a precise description of the microstructure.
KeywordsAnisotropic Medium Sphere System Union Volume Random Heterogeneous Material Entire Laminate
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