On the Size of Representative Volume Element in Elastic, Plastic, Thermoelastic and Permeable Random Microstructures
The Representative Volume Element (so-called RVE) is the corner stone of continuum mechanics. In this paper we examine the scaling to RVE in linear elasticity, finite elasticity, elasto-plasticity, thermoelasticity, and permeability of random composite materials.
T. Chandra, K. Tsuzaki, M. Militzer , C. Ravindran
M. Ostoja-Starzewski et al., "On the Size of Representative Volume Element in Elastic, Plastic, Thermoelastic and Permeable Random Microstructures", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 539-543, pp. 201-206, 2007