A 3D domain decomposition approach for the identification of spatially varying elastic material parameters

Ali Moussawi, Gilles Lubineau, Jiangping Xu, Bing Pan

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Abstract

Summary: The post-treatment of (3D) displacement fields for the identification of spatially varying elastic material parameters is a large inverse problem that remains out of reach for massive 3D structures. We explore here the potential of the constitutive compatibility method for tackling such an inverse problem, provided an appropriate domain decomposition technique is introduced. In the method described here, the statically admissible stress field that can be related through the known constitutive symmetry to the kinematic observations is sought through minimization of an objective function, which measures the violation of constitutive compatibility. After this stress reconstruction, the local material parameters are identified with the given kinematic observations using the constitutive equation. Here, we first adapt this method to solve 3D identification problems and then implement it within a domain decomposition framework which allows for reduced computational load when handling larger problems.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1431-1448
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Volume102
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 24 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Engineering(all)
  • Numerical Analysis

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