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Macro Finite Element Using Subdomain Integration


J.D. Whitcomb and K. Woo, Texas A&M University

Report Date:

March, 1992
For some heterogeneous materials, it is not practical to model the microstructure directly using traditional finite elements. Furthermore, it is not always accurate to use homogenized material properties. Macro elements were developed which permit microstructure within a single element. These macro elements performed well in initial tests.

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