Micromechanical Basis of Phenomenological Models

  • Dusan Krajcinovic
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 295)


The objective of this short study is to show that the majority of the existing models have a common base which can be readily derived from the micromechanical considerations. Most of the models known from the literature are, in fact, just the truncations of the general model. As such these models are applicable only in special cases (isotropic, orthotropic, etc.) of microcrack distribution.


Phenomenological Model Internal Variable Strain Energy Density Damage Variable Continuum Damage Mechanic 
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  • Dusan Krajcinovic
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  1. 1.University of IllinoisChicagoUSA

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