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The paper concludes:
"the [full] Mori–Tanaka formulation proved to give good correlation with the FE calculations. Pseudo-grain discretization however failed to give good estimates of the stress level in the individual inclusions while predicting correctly the phase average stresses. ... the Mori–Tanaka formulation ... should be used as the standard (‘‘first choice’’) mean field homogenization method, particularly if the stresses in individual inclusions are important for further analysis."