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An Introduction to Homogenization : Oxford Lecture Series in Mathematics and Its Applications - Doina Cioranescu

An Introduction to Homogenization

Oxford Lecture Series in Mathematics and Its Applications


Published: 1st March 2010
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Composite materials are widely used in industry and include such well known examples as superconductors and optical fibers. However, modeling these materials is difficult, since they often has different properties at different points. The mathematical theory of homogenization is designed to handle this problem. The theory uses an idealized homogenous material to model a real composite while taking into account the microscopic structure. This introduction to homogenization theory develops the natural framework of the theory with four chapters on variational methods for partial differential equations. It then discusses the homogenization of several kinds of second-order boundary value problems. It devotes separate chapters to the classical examples of stead and non-steady heat equations, the wave equation, and the linearized system of elasticity. It includes numerous illustrations and examples.

'serve as good textbook for a post-graduate course' ZAMM

1: Weak and weak - convergence in Banach spaces 2: Rapidly oscillating periodic functions 3: Some classes of Sobolev spaces 4: Some variational elliptic problems 5: Examples of periodic composite materials 6: Homogenization of elliptic equations: the convergence result 7: The multiple-scale method 8: Tartar's method of oscillating test functions 9: The two-scale convergence method 10: Homogenization in linearized elasticity 11: Homogenization of the heat equation 12: Homogenization of the wave equation 13: General Approaches to the non-periodic case References

ISBN: 9780198565543
ISBN-10: 0198565542
Series: Oxford Lecture Series in Mathematics and Its Applications
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st March 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.51