Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

S. Almi - E. Tasso

Generalized bounded deformation in non-Euclidean settings

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Inserted: 24 apr 2023
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Year: 2023


We introduce a new space of generalized functions of bounded deformation $GBD_{F}$, made of functions u whose one-dimensional slices $u(\gamma) \cdot \dot{\gamma}$ have bounded variation in a generalized sense for all curves $\gamma$ solution of the second order ODE $\ddot{\gamma} = F(\gamma, \dot{\gamma})$ for a fixed field F. For $u \in GBD_{F}$ we study the structure of the jump set in connection with its slices and prove the existence of a curvilinear approximate symmetric gradient. With a particular choice of F in terms of the Christoffel symbols of a Riemannian manifold M, we are able to define and recover similar properties for a space of 1-forms on M which have generalized bounded deformation in a suitable sense.