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.

published proceedings

  • Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures

author list (cited authors)

  • Souza, F. V., & Allen, D. H.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Souza, Flavio V||Allen, David H

publication date

  • January 2013