Random Fields and Processes in Mechanics of Granular Materials

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This paper gives a review of some newly developed stochastic methods for analysis of the effects of granular materials' randomness at the microscale on their response at the macroscale. Two problem areas are discussed: i) determination of constituitve laws for a wide class of materials with random microstructures, ii) wavefront propagation in random continuous and heterogenous media. Techniques in both areas take advantage of results in mechanics of microstructures and methods of random processes and fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStudies in Applied Mechanics
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in Applied Mechanics
ISSN (Print)0922-5382

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials

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    Ostoja-Starzewski, M. (1992). Random Fields and Processes in Mechanics of Granular Materials. In Studies in Applied Mechanics (C ed., pp. 71-80). (Studies in Applied Mechanics; Vol. 31, No. C). https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-89213-3.50014-6