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Created in 1975, LMT-Cachan is a joint laboratory ?cole Normale Superieure de Cachan, Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris 6) college and the French learn Council CNRS (Department of Engineering Sciences).

The 12 months 2000 marked the twenty fifth anniversary of LMT. in this social gathering, a chain of lectures was once prepared in Cachan in September-October, 2000. This e-book comprises peer-reviewed court cases of those lectures and is aimed to provide engineers and scientists with an outline of the most recent advancements within the box of wear and tear mechanics. The formula of wear types and their id tactics have been mentioned for a number of fabrics.

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The representative volume exists only when the considered volume is small enough to consider the macroscopic stress (applied to external surface of the RVE) to be homogeneous and simultaneously large enough for the damage matter within the volume to be statistically homogeneous. A matter is said to be statistically homogeneous, with respect to a given volume parameter, when the average of this parameter does not depend on the precise locations of fluctuations of stresses, strains and resistance to crack propagation fields [13].

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Weiner [2] summarized this criterion by noting that in smaller ensembles the phase or time averages of macroscopic strains and stresses will be size dependent. Similar criteria [41,42] are discussed in [13]. The problem of size is more often attributed to the partition of a large system (lattice) into many smaller subsystems (similar to finite elements) for the computational tractability. In this case the simulations are mesh-insensitive only when the subsystems are larger then the length at which the local fluctuations are correlated (correlation length).

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