Tensor-Valued Random Fields in Continuum Physics

  • Anatoliy Malyarenko
  • Martin Ostoja-StarzewskiEmail author
Part of the Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering book series (STME)


This article reports progress on homogeneous isotropic tensor random fields (TRFs) for continuum mechanics. The basic thrust is on determining most general representations of the correlation functions as well as their spectral expansions. Once this is accomplished, the second step is finding the restrictions dictated by a particular physical application. Thus, in the case of fields of material properties (like conductivity and stiffness), the restriction resides in the positive-definiteness, whereby a connection to experiments and/or computational micromechanics can be established. On the other hand, in the case of fields of dependent properties (e.g., stress, strain and displacement), restrictions are due to the respective field equations.


Random Field Cyclic Permutation Classical Elasticity Spectral Expansion Correlation Tensor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Applied MathematicsMälardalen UniversityVästeråsSweden
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Science & Engineering, also Institute for Condensed Matter Theory and Beckon InstituteUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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