Verification of a Two-Way Coupled Multiscale Finite Element Code for Dynamic/Impact Problems Academic Article uri icon


  • Engineering applications are increasingly facing structural challenges. Restrictive economic constraints and more complex geometric design have led to the use of advanced materials, such as fiber-reinforced composites. The behavior of such materials is governed by their microstructure, thus demanding the use of multiscale approaches. The present article aims at the verification of a two-way coupled multiscale finite element code previously developed by the authors. A two-scale analytical solution for a functionally graded elastic material subject to dynamic loads is herein derived in order to verify the multiscale code. Comparisons to overkilled single scale finite element solutions are also presented. Copyright © Taylor &Francis Group, LLC.

author list (cited authors)

  • Souza, F. V., & Allen, D. H.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • April 2012