Micro/macro properties of geomaterials: A homogenization method for viscoelastic problem

Yasuaki Ichikawa, Jianguo Wang, Gyo Cheol Jeong

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)


Geomaterials such as soil and rock are composed of discrete elements of microstructures with different grains and microcracks. The studies of these microstructures are of increasing interest in geophysics and geotechnical engineering relating to underground space development. We first show experimental results undertaken for direct observation of microcrack initiation and propagation by using a newly developed experimental system, and next a homogenization method for treating a viscoelastic behavior of a polycrystalline rock.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)631-644
Number of pages14
JournalStructural Engineering and Mechanics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Granite
  • Homogenization method
  • Microscope observation
  • Visco-elastic problem

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Micro/macro properties of geomaterials: A homogenization method for viscoelastic problem'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this