Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory
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Cohesive behaviour arising in homogenization of Mumford-Shah type functionals

Marco Barchiesi (Università degli Studi di Trieste)

created by gelli on 13 Nov 2016

30 nov 2016 -- 17:00   [open in google calendar]

Sala Seminari Dipartimento di Matematica di Pisa


I will discuss the effective properties of a composite material whose micro-structure is constituted by a brittle material with periodically distributed soft inclusions. In particular, I will show that the presence of the soft inclusions gives rise, in the limit, to a cohesive behaviour and a toughening phenomenon.

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