This paper is devoted to the determination of the equivalent anisotropy properties of polycrystalline magnetic materials, modelled by an assembly of monocrystalline grains with a stochastic spatial distribution of easy axes. The mathematical theory of Gamma-convergence is applied to homogenize the anisotropic term in the Gibbs free energy. The procedure is validated focusing on the micromagnetic computation of reversal processes in polycrystalline magnetic thin films.
- Stochastic homogenization
- polycrystalline magnetic materials