Center for Nonlinear Analysis
CNA Home
People
Seminars
Publications
Workshops and Conferences
CNA Working Groups
CNA Comments Form
Summer Schools
Summer Undergraduate Institute
PIRE
Cooperation
Graduate Topics Courses
SIAM Chapter Seminar
Positions
Contact |
Seminar Abstracts
Maria Giovanna Mora, SISSAConvergence of equilibria of thin elastic plates under physical growth conditions AbstractIn this talk we will discuss the asymptotic behaviour of the equilibrium configurations of a thin elastic plate, as the thickness h of the plate tends to zero. More precisely, we show that critical points of the nonlinear elastic functional, whose energies per unit thickness are of order h4, converge to critical points of the von Karman functional. This is proved assuming a growth condition on the elastic energy density W which is compatible with the physical requirement of blow-up of W(F) as the determinant of F tends to 0. This is a joint work with Lucia Scardia (Max-Planck Institute, Leipzig). TUESDAY, November 25, 2008 |