Stochastic Constitutive Model of Isotropic Thin Fiber Networks Based on Stochastic Volume Elements

  title={Stochastic Constitutive Model of Isotropic Thin Fiber Networks Based on Stochastic Volume Elements},
  author={Rami Mansour and Artem Kulachenko and Wei Chen and M{\aa}rten Olsson},
Thin fiber networks are widely represented in nature and can be found in man-made materials such as paper and packaging. The strength of such materials is an intricate subject due to inherited randomness and size-dependencies. Direct fiber-level numerical simulations can provide insights into the role of the constitutive components of such networks, their morphology, and arrangements on the strength of the products made of them. However, direct mechanical simulation of randomly generated large… 
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