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G. Dal Maso

Variational problems in fracture mechanics

created by dalmaso on 27 Feb 2006
modified on 23 Sep 2008


Published Paper

Inserted: 27 feb 2006
Last Updated: 23 sep 2008

Journal: New Developments in the Calculus of Variations (Benevento, March 2005)
Pages: 57-67
Year: 2006


We present some recent existence results for the variational model of crack growth in brittle materials proposed by Francfort and Marigo in 1998. These results, obtained in collaboration with Francfort and Toader, cover the case of arbitrary space dimension with a general quasiconvex bulk energy and with prescribed boundary deformations and applied loads.


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