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Optimization of the collocation inversion method for the linear viscoelastic homogenization

Abstract : The effective behaviour of linear viscoelastic heterogeneous material can be derived from the correspondence principle and the inversion of the obtained symbolic homogenized behavior. Various numerical methods were proposed to carry out this inversion. The collocation method, widely used, within this framework rests on a discretization of the characteristic spectrum in a sum of discrete lines for which it is necessary to determine the intensities and the positions by the minimization of the difference between the exact temporal function and its approximation. The classical method is based on a priori choice of the lines positions and on the optimization of their intensities. It is shown here that the combined optimization of the positions and the (positive) intensities lead to a minimization problem under constraints. In the simple case of an incompressible isotropic two-phase material, the assessment of the effective relaxation function with a continuum spectra or made up of discrete lines proves that the proposed method improves the predictions of the classical approach.
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Amna Rekik, Renald Brenner. Optimization of the collocation inversion method for the linear viscoelastic homogenization. Mechanics Research Communications, Elsevier, 2011, 38 (4), pp.305-308. ⟨10.1016/j.mechrescom.2011.04.003⟩. ⟨hal-00652636⟩

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