Order-reduced solution of the nonlinear high-fidelity generalized method of cells micromechanics relations Conference Paper uri icon


  • Copyright © (2017) by DEStech Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. The High-Fidelity Generalized Method of Cells (HFGMC) is one technique for accurately simulating nonlinear composite material behavior. The HFGMC uses a higher-order approximation for the subcell displacement field that allows for a more accurate determination of the subcell stress/strain fields at the cost of some computational efficiency. In order to reduce computational costs associated with the solution of the ensuing system of simultaneous equations, the HFGMC global system of equations for doubly-periodic repeating unit cells with nonlinear constituents was reduced in size through the use of a Petrov-Galerkin-based Proper Orthogonal Decomposition order-reduction scheme. A number of cases were presented that address the computational feasibility of using order-reduction techniques to solve solid mechanics problems involving complex microstructures.

published proceedings

  • 32nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2017

author list (cited authors)

  • Ricks, T. M., Lacy, T. E., Pineda, E. J., Bednarcyk, B. A., & Arnold, S. M.

complete list of authors

  • Ricks, TM||Lacy, TE||Pineda, EJ||Bednarcyk, BA||Arnold, SM

publication date

  • January 2017