Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory
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M. Novaga - A. Pluda

Elastic networks, statics and dynamics

created by novaga on 20 Nov 2018
modified on 14 Feb 2019


Submitted Paper

Inserted: 20 nov 2018
Last Updated: 14 feb 2019

Year: 2018

Proceedings of the "11th Mathematical Society of Japan Seasonal Institute", held in Sapporo in July 2018.

Links: web page of the "11th Mathematical Society of Japan Seasonal Institute"


We consider planar networks minimizing the elastic energy, we state an existence and regularity result, and we discuss some geometric properties of minimal con figurations. We also consider the evolution of networks by the gradient flow of the energy, and we give a well-posedness result in the case of natural boundary conditions.


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