Inserted: 16 jan 2004
Last Updated: 18 dec 2006
Journal: Arch. Ration. Mech. Anal.
In this paper, we prove a new existence result for a variational model of crack growth in brittle materials proposed in 15. We consider the case of n-dimensional finite elasticity, for an arbitrary n?1, with a quasiconvex bulk energy and with prescribed boundary deformations and applied loads, both depending on time.