Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

M. Lewicka - M. G. Mora - M. R. Pakzad

A nonlinear theory for shells with slowly varying thickness

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Published Paper

Inserted: 14 apr 2008
Last Updated: 13 sep 2010

Journal: C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris, Sér. I
Volume: 347
Pages: 211-216
Year: 2009


We study the Gamma-limit of 3d nonlinear elasticity for shells of small, variable thickness, around an arbitrary smooth 2d surface.

Keywords: Gamma-convergence, dimension reduction, nonlinear elasticity, shell theories