Inserted: 21 apr 2020
Last Updated: 3 nov 2020
Journal: SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis
We study compressible and incompressible nonlinear elasticity variational problems in a general context. Our main result gives a sufficient condition for an equilibrium to be a global energy minimizer, in terms of convexity properties of the pressure in the deformed configuration. We also provide a convex relaxation of the problem together with its dual formulation, based on measure-valued mappings, which coincides with the original problem under our condition.