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Continuum Dyson's Equation and Defect Green's Function in a Heterogeneous Anisotropic Solid



B Yang, Vinod Tewary


Continuum Dyson's equation and defect Green's function (GF) in a heterogeneous, anisotropic and linearly elastic solid under homogeneous boundary conditions have been introduced. The continuum Dyson's equation relates the point-force Green's responses of two systems of identical geometry and boundary conditions but of different media. Given the GF of either system (i.e., a reference), the GF of the other (i.e., a defect system with defectivechange of materials property relative to the reference) can be obtained by solving the Dyson's equation. The defect GF is applied to solve the eigenstrain problem of a heterogeneous solid. In particular, the problem of slightly inhomogeneous inclusions is examined in detail. Based on the Dyson's equation, approximate schemes are proposed to efficiently evaluate the elastic field. Numerical results are reported for inhomogeneous inclusions in a semi-infinite substrate with a traction-free surface to demonstrate the validity of the present formulation.
Mechanics Research Communications
no. 4


anisotropic elasticity, continuum Dyson's equation, eigenstrain, Green's function, heterogeneity, inhomogeneous inclusion


Yang, B. and Tewary, V. (2004), Continuum Dyson's Equation and Defect Green's Function in a Heterogeneous Anisotropic Solid, Mechanics Research Communications, [online], (Accessed May 26, 2024)


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Created June 30, 2004, Updated October 12, 2021