00903nas a2200133 4500008004100000245009000041210006900131260001000200520043700210100002100647700002400668700002700692856005000719 2015 en d00aA bridging mechanism in the homogenisation of brittle composites with soft inclusions0 abridging mechanism in the homogenisation of brittle composites w bSISSA3 aWe provide a homogenisation result for the energy-functional associated with a purely brittle composite whose microstructure is characterised by soft periodic inclusions embedded in a stiffer matrix. We show that the two constituents as above can be suitably arranged on a microscopic scale ε to obtain, in the limit as ε tends to zero, a homogeneous macroscopic energy-functional explicitly depending on the opening of the crack.1 aBarchiesi, Marco1 aLazzaroni, Giuliano1 aZeppieri, Caterina Ida uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/749201152nas a2200121 4500008004300000245007700043210006900120260000900189520075400198100002100952700002100973856003600994 2009 en_Ud 00aHomogenization of fiber reinforced brittle materials: the extremal cases0 aHomogenization of fiber reinforced brittle materials the extrema bSIAM3 aWe analyze the behavior of a fragile material reinforced by a reticulated elastic unbreakable structure in the case of antiplane shear. The microscopic geometry of this material is described by means of two small parameters: the period $\\\\varepsilon$ of the grid and the ratio $\\\\delta$ between the thickness of the fibers and the period $\\\\varepsilon$. We show that the asymptotic behavior as $\\\\varepsilon\\\\to0^+$ and $\\\\delta\\\\to0^+$ depends dramatically on the relative size of these parameters. Indeed, in the two cases considered, i.e., $\\\\varepsilon\\\\ll\\\\delta$ and $\\\\varepsilon\\\\gg\\\\delta$, we obtain two different limit models: a perfectly elastic model and an elastic model with macroscopic cracks, respectively.1 aBarchiesi, Marco1 aDal Maso, Gianni uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/2705