Inserted: 27 sep 2010
Last Updated: 14 jun 2012
Journal: ZAMM Z. Angew. Math. Mech.
A quasistatic rate-independent brittle delamination problem and also an adhesive unilateral contact problem is considered on a prescribed normally-positioned surface in a plate with a finite thickness. By letting the thickness of the plate go to zero, two quasistatic rate-independent crack models with prescribed path for Kirchhoff-Love plates are obtained as limit of these quasistatic processes.
Keywords: dimension reduction, rate-independent processes, brittle delamination, adhesive contact