00908nas a2200109 4500008004300000245010700043210006900150520050000219100001800719700002500737856003600762 2010 en_Ud 00aConvergence of equilibria of thin elastic rods under physical growth conditions for the energy density0 aConvergence of equilibria of thin elastic rods under physical gr3 aThe subject of this paper is the study of the asymptotic behaviour of the equilibrium configurations of a nonlinearly elastic thin rod, as the diameter of the cross-section tends to zero. Convergence results are established assuming physical growth conditions for the elastic energy density and suitable scalings of the applied loads, that correspond at the limit to different rod models: the constrained linear theory, the analogous of von Kármán plate theory for rods, and the linear theory.1 aDavoli, Elisa1 aMora, Maria Giovanna uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/4086