Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

G. Dal Maso - G. A. Francfort - R. Toader

Quasistatic crack growth in nonlinear elasticity

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Published Paper

Inserted: 16 jan 2004
Last Updated: 18 dec 2006

Journal: Arch. Ration. Mech. Anal.
Volume: 176
Pages: 165-225
Year: 2005


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.