Micromechanics and homogenization

  • Dietmar GrossEmail author
  • Thomas Seelig
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


On close inspection, e.g., through a microscope, all real materials show a multitude of heterogeneities even if they macroscopically appear to be homogeneous. These deviations from homogeneity may exist in form of cracks, voids, particles, or regions of a foreign material, layers or fibers in a laminate, grain boundaries, or irregularities in a crystal lattice. Here they shall be referred to as defects in a generalized sense. Subject of micromechanical investigations is the behavior of these heterogeneities or defects as well as their effect on the overall properties and performance of a material.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Solid MechanicsTU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Karlsruhe University (KIT)Institute of MechanicsKarslruheGermany

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