On Computational Evaluation of Stress Concentration Using Micropolar Elasticity

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 428)


We discuss the implementation the finite element approach to the linear micropolar elasticity in order to perform the analysis of the stress concentration near holes and notches. Within the micropolar elasticity we analyze the behaviour of such microstructured solids as foams and bones. With developed new finite element few problems are analyzed where the influence of the microstructure may be important. The provided comparison of solutions obtained within the micropolar and classical elasticity show the influence of micropolar properties on stress concentration near notches and contact areas.


Cosserat continuum Micropolar elasticity FEM Stress concentration Porous media 



Authors acknowledge the support by the People Program (Marie Curie ITN transfer) of the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No PITN-GA-2013-606878.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and AeronauticsRzeszow University of TechnologyRzeszówPoland

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