Physical Phenomena in Random Microstructures: Selected Applications

  • Kazimierz Sobczyk
  • David J. Kirkner
Part of the Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology book series (MSSET)


In the first four chapters of this book we presented the underlying mathematical principles and tools necessary for the modeling and analysis of complicated microstructures, including statistical inference from data on spatial random patterns (chapter 4). In chapter 5 the discussion concentrated on the specific stochastic descriptors, problems, and methods that are directly associated with modeling microheterogeneous media. Special attention was devoted to porous and elastic solid media, which comprise a wide and important class of man-made and natural materials.


Permeability Fatigue Porosity Anisotropy Attenuation 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazimierz Sobczyk
    • 1
  • David J. Kirkner
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Fundamental Technological ResearchPolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Department of Civil Engineering and Geological SciencesUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

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