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Reduced theories in nonlinear elasticity
Lewicka, Marta (2010)
 

Title 
Reduced theories in nonlinear elasticity

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Issue Date
2010-06-09

Type
Article

Abstract
The purpose of this note is to report on the recent development concerning the analysis and the rigorous derivation of thin film models for structures with nontrivial geometry. This includes: (i) shells with mid-surface of arbitrary curvature, and (ii) plates exhibiting residual stress at free equilibria. In the former setting, we derive a full range of models, some of them previously absent from the physics and engineering literature. The latter phenomenon has been observed in different contexts: growing leaves, torn plastic sheets and specifically engineered polymer gels. After reviewing available results, we list open problems with a promising angle of approach.

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Suggested Citation
Lewicka, Marta. (2010). Reduced theories in nonlinear elasticity. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy, http://purl.umn.edu/90858.


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