Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory
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M. Bresciani - M. Kruzik

A reduced model for plates arising as low energy $\Gamma$-limit in nonlinear magnetoelasticity

created by bresciani on 14 Sep 2021
modified on 05 Jan 2022


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Inserted: 14 sep 2021
Last Updated: 5 jan 2022

Year: 2021


We investigate the problem of dimension reduction for plates in nonlinear magnetoelasticity. The model features a mixed Eulerian-Lagrangian formulation, as magnetizations are defined on the deformed set in the actual space. We consider low-energy configurations by rescaling the elastic energy according to the linearized von Kármán regime. First, we identify a reduced model by computing the $\Gamma$-limit of the magnetoelastic energy, as the thickness of the plate goes to zero. This extends a previous result obtained by the first author in the incompressible case to the compressible one. Then, we introduce applied loads given by mechanical forces and external magnetic fields and we prove that, under clamped boundary conditions, sequences of almost minimizes of the total energy converge to minimizers of the corresponding energy in the reduced model. Subsequently, we study quasistatic evolutions driven by time-dependent applied loads and a rate-independent dissipation. We prove that solutions of the approximate incremental minimization problem at the bulk converge to energetic solutions for the reduced model. This result provides a further justification of the latter in the spirit of evolutionary $\Gamma$-convergence.


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