Polarization versus Mori-Tanaka approximations for effective conductivity of isotropic composites


  • Nguyen Trung Kien University of Transport and Communications, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Pham Duc Chinh Institute of Mechanics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Thi Hai Duyen Thuyloi University, Hanoi, Vietnam




effective conductivity, isotropic composite material, polarization approximation, Mori-Tanaka approximation


Our polarization approximations for the effective conductivity of isotropic multicomponent materials, constructed recently as approximate solutions to the minimum energy principles, are compared with the widely used Mori-Tanaka approximation, derived as an approximate solution of the field equations. The similarities and differences, advantages and disadvantages of both approaches are analysed with illustrating numerical examples.


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Kien, N. T., Chinh, P. D., & Duyen, N. T. H. (2018). Polarization versus Mori-Tanaka approximations for effective conductivity of isotropic composites. Vietnam Journal of Mechanics, 40(1), 79–87. https://doi.org/10.15625/0866-7136/10572



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