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Local fields and effective conductivity tensor of ellipsoidal particle composite with anisotropic constituents

Abstract : An accurate semi-analytical solution of the conductivity problem for a composite with anisotropic matrix and arbitrarily oriented anisotropic ellipsoidal inhomogeneities has been obtained. The developed approach combines the superposition principle with the multipole expansion of perturbation fields of inhomogeneities in terms of ellipsoidal harmonics and reduces the boundary value problem to an infinite system of linear algebraic equations for the induced multipole moments of inhomogeneities. A complete full-field solution is obtained for the multi-particle models comprising inhomogeneities of diverse shape, size, orientation and properties which enables an adequate account for the microstructure parameters. The solution is valid for the general-type anisotropy of constituents and arbitrary orientation of the orthotropy axes. The effective conductivity tensor of the particulate composite with anisotropic constituents is evaluated in the framework of the generalized Maxwell homogenization scheme. Application of the developed method to composites with imperfect ellipsoidal interfaces is straightforward. Their incorporation yields probably the most general model of a composite that may be considered in the framework of analytical approach.
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Volodymyr I. Kushch, Igor Sevostianov, Albert Giraud. Local fields and effective conductivity tensor of ellipsoidal particle composite with anisotropic constituents. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Science, 2017, 473, pp.20170472. ⟨10.1098/rspa.2017.0472⟩. ⟨insu-03665964⟩

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