Representation of anisotropic phase morphology

Tong Seok Han, Paul R. Dawson

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A quantitative measure of anisotropic phase connectivity is investigated. The Isotropic stereological parameter, contiguity, is extended to characterize the anisotropic phase connectivity. Two mathematical representations for characterizing the anisotropic contiguity are presented, one based on C 0 piecewise polynomials and the other on tensorial expansions. The anisotropic contiguities for several virtual specimens having different phase morphologies are investigated with the aid of a numerical probe that collects statistical data on phase connectivity. The mechanical responses of different specimens with the same phase volume fraction but different contiguity distributions are contrasted. Finally, contiguity changes due to the mechanical deformation are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-223
Number of pages21
JournalModelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computer Science Applications


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