Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory
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M. Caroccia - N. Van Goethem

Damage-driven fracture with low-order potentials: asymptotic behavior, existence and applications

created by caroccia on 07 Mar 2018
modified on 08 Mar 2018



Inserted: 7 mar 2018
Last Updated: 8 mar 2018

Pages: 41
Year: 2018


We study the $\Gamma$-convergence of damage to fracture energy functionals in the presence of low-order nonlinear potentials that allows us to model physical phenomena such as fluid-driven fracturing, plastic slip, and the satisfaction of kinematical constraints such as crack non-interpenetration. Existence results are also addressed.


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