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International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering

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ISSN Print: 1543-1649
ISSN Online: 1940-4352

International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering

DOI: 10.1615/IntJMultCompEng.2012003279
pages 161-176

MICROMORPHIC TWO-SCALE MODELLING OF PERIODIC GRID STRUCTURES

Ralf Janicke
Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Institut fur Mechanik-Kontinuumsmechanik, IA 3/28, Universitatsstr. 150, D−44780 Bochum, Germany
Hans-Georg Sehlhorst
Numerical Structural Analysis with Application in Ship Technology, Technische Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Alexander Duster
Numerical Structural Analysis with Application in Ship Technology, Technische Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Stefan Diebels
Universitat des Saarlandes, Lehrstuhl fuer Technische Mechanik, Postfach 1511 50, D−66041 Saarbrucken, Germany

ABSTRACT

The present contribution focuses on the numerical homogenization of periodic grid structures. In order to investigate the micro-to-macroscale transition, a consistent numerical homogenization scheme will be presented, replacing a heterogeneous Cauchy microcontinuum by a homogeneous micromorphic substitute continuum on the macroscale. The extended degrees of freedom, namely, the microdeformation and its gradient, are to be interpreted in terms of geometrical deformation modes and the related loading conditions of the underlying unit cells. Assuming strain energy equivalence of the macro- and the microscale, the effective constitutive properties of a square and a honeycomb grid structure are identified and quantitatively validated in comparison to reference calculations with microscopic resolution.