00794nas a2200121 4500008004300000245008000043210006900123520037400192100001900566700002500585700002600610856003600636 2010 en_Ud 00aShell theories arising as low energy Gamma-limit of 3d nonlinear elasticity0 aShell theories arising as low energy Gammalimit of 3d nonlinear 3 aWe discuss the limiting behavior (using the notion of gamma-limit) of the 3d nonlinear elasticity for thin shells around an arbitrary smooth 2d surface. In particular, under the assumption that the elastic energy of deformations scales like h4, h being the thickness of a shell, we derive a limiting theory which is a generalization of the von Karman theory for plates.1 aLewicka, Marta1 aMora, Maria Giovanna1 aPakzad, Mohammad Reza uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/2601