In a voxel mesh, the boundary between the matrix element set and the yarn element set is a patch of rectangular facets that are parallel to one of the RVE
are kept constant with respect to linear dimension of relevant RVEs.
This supports the proposal as to the relatively small size of the RVE for Gf given in the Final Report of RILEM TC QFS (2004).
Keeton's conclusion on increasing heterogeneity at larger grain sizes is incorrect, since strains were sampled by constant coating thickness, although the size of the RVE increased with grain size.
In other words, sampling sub-volumes of the RVE (defined at an acceptable level of scatter) will lead to improved strength values accompanied by disproportionately increased scatter (or, heterogeneity).
Excision of an RVE
nodule is a technically challenging surgical procedure.
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The RVE geometry is created by taking into account the spatial distribution of the particles measured experimentally.
Homogenization based on finite element analysis of the RVE
Calculating the equivalent material properties requires solving six RVE boundary value problems (BVP) in three dimensional case [2, 10].
The presented methodology is applied to the estimation of effective properties of the material which is represented by the RVE presented in Fig.
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