Tensor-valued random fields in continuum physics

Anatoliy Malyarenko, Martin Ostoja-Starzewski

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This article reports progress on homogeneous isotropic tensor random fields (TRFs) for continuum mechanics. The basic thrust is on determining most general representations of the correlation functions as well as their spectral expansions. Once this is accomplished, the second step is finding the restrictions dictated by a particular physical application. Thus, in the case of fields of material properties (like conductivity and stiffness), the restriction resides in the positive-definiteness, whereby a connection to experiments and/or computational micromechanics can be established. On the other hand, in the case of fields of dependent properties (e.g., stress, strain and displacement), restrictions are due to the respective field equations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering
Number of pages13
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Publication series

NameSpringer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-9862
ISSN (Electronic)2195-9870

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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