Mechanics of Composite Materials

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 18–26 | Cite as

Fundamentals of the statistical mechanics of composite systems

  • G. A. Vanin


The proposed variant of the statistical theory of composite media makes it possible to derive relations between the effective parameters of the medium and the dispersion characteristics of the structure, and also to account for the effect of specimen shape and variable structural heterogeneity on these parameters. In the limiting case of an infinitely large specimen, all relationships comply with the results of the traditional theory of composite systems.


Statistical Theory Statistical Mechanic Composite System Structural Heterogeneity Effective Parameter 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. A. Vanin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of MechanicsAcademy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSRKiev

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