The authors consider the problem of determining rigorous third-order and fourth-order bounds on the effective conductivity of sigma //2 randomly distributed throughout a matrix of conductivity sigma //1. Both bounds involve the microstructural parameter zeta //2 which is an integral that depends upon S//3, the three-point probability function of the composite. The key multidimensional integral zeta //2 is greatly simplified by expanding the orientation-dependent terms of its integrand in Chebyshev polynomials and using the orthogonality properties of this basis set.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Proceedings of The Royal Society of London, Series A: Mathematical and Physical Sciences|
|State||Published - May 9 1988|
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