The subject of this paper is the rigorous derivation of a quasistatic evolution model for a linearly elastic–perfectly plastic thin plate. As the thickness of the plate tends to zero, we prove via Γ-convergence techniques that solutions to the three-dimensional quasistatic evolution problem of Prandtl–Reuss elastoplasticity converge to a quasistatic evolution of a suitable reduced model. In this limiting model the admissible displacements are of Kirchhoff–Love type and the stretching and bending components of the stress are coupled through a plastic flow rule. Some equivalent formulations of the limiting problem in rate form are derived, together with some two-dimensional characterizations for suitable choices of the data.

10a-convergence10aPerfect plasticity10aPrandtl–Reuss plasticity10aQuasistatic evolution10aRate-independent processes10aThin plates1 aDavoli, Elisa1 aMora, Maria Giovanna uhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S029414491200103500925nas a2200121 4500008004100000245010900041210006900150260001300219520049100232100002500723700001900748856003600767 2012 en d00aConvergence of equilibria of thin elastic plates under physical growth conditions for the energy density0 aConvergence of equilibria of thin elastic plates under physical bElsevier3 aThe asymptotic behaviour of the equilibrium configurations of a thin elastic plate is studied, as the thickness $h$ of the plate goes to zero. More precisely, it is shown that critical points of the nonlinear elastic functional $\mathcal E^h$, whose energies (per unit thickness) are bounded by $Ch^4$, converge to critical points of the $\Gamma$-limit of $h^{-4}\mathcal E^h$. This is proved under the physical assumption that the energy density $W(F)$ blows up as $\det F\to0$.

1 aMora, Maria Giovanna1 aScardia, Lucia uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/346600826nas a2200133 4500008004300000245007200043210006900115260002100184520038600205100002000591700002500611700002000636856003600656 2012 en_Ud 00aNonlinear thin-walled beams with a rectangular cross-section-Part I0 aNonlinear thinwalled beams with a rectangular crosssectionPart I bWorld Scientific3 aOur aim is to rigorously derive a hierarchy of one-dimensional models for thin-walled beams with rectangular cross-section, starting from three-dimensional nonlinear elasticity. The different limit models are distinguished by the different scaling of the elastic energy and of the ratio between the sides of the cross-section. In this paper we report the first part of our results.1 aFreddi, Lorenzo1 aMora, Maria Giovanna1 aParoni, Roberto uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/410400946nas a2200145 4500008004100000245007300041210006900114260000900183520047100192653002200663100002900685700002500714700002500739856003600764 2012 en d00aQuasistatic evolution in non-associative plasticity - the cap models0 aQuasistatic evolution in nonassociative plasticity the cap model bSIAM3 aNon-associative elasto-plasticity is the working model of plasticity for soil and rocks mechanics. Yet, it is usually viewed as non-variational. In this work, we prove a contrario the existence of a variational evolution for such a model under a natural capping assumption on the hydrostatic stresses and a less natural mollification of the stress admissibility constraint. The obtained elasto-plastic evolution is expressed for times that are conveniently rescaled.10aElasto-plasticity1 aBabadjian, Jean-Francois1 aFrancfort, Gilles A.1 aMora, Maria Giovanna uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/413901000nas a2200133 4500008004300000245005100043210005100094260002100145520060100166100001800767700002500785700002000810856003600830 2011 en_Ud 00aLarge Time Existence for Thin Vibrating Plates0 aLarge Time Existence for Thin Vibrating Plates bTaylor & Francis3 aWe construct strong solutions for a nonlinear wave equation for a thin vibrating plate described by nonlinear elastodynamics. For sufficiently small thickness we obtain existence of strong solutions for large\\r\\ntimes under appropriate scaling of the initial values such that the limit system as h --> 0 is either the nonlinear von Karman plate equation or the linear fourth order Germain-Lagrange equation. In the case of the\\r\\nlinear Germain-Lagrange equation we even obtain a convergence rate of the three-dimensional solution to the solution of the two-dimensional linear plate equation.1 aAbels, Helmut1 aMora, Maria Giovanna1 aMüller, Stefan uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/375501120nas a2200133 4500008004300000245010500043210006900148260001300217520065000230100001900880700002500899700002600924856003600950 2011 en_Ud 00aThe matching property of infinitesimal isometries on elliptic surfaces and elasticity on thin shells0 amatching property of infinitesimal isometries on elliptic surfac bSpringer3 aUsing the notion of Γ-convergence, we discuss the limiting behavior of the three-dimensional nonlinear elastic energy for thin elliptic shells, as their thickness h converges to zero, under the assumption that the elastic energy of deformations scales like h β with 2 < β < 4. We establish that, for the given scaling regime, the limiting theory reduces to linear pure bending. Two major ingredients of the proofs are the density of smooth infinitesimal isometries in the space of W 2,2 first order infinitesimal isometries, and a result on matching smooth infinitesimal isometries with exact isometric immersions on smooth elliptic surfaces.1 aLewicka, Marta1 aMora, Maria Giovanna1 aPakzad, Mohammad Reza uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/339200668nas a2200145 4500008004100000245007500041210006900116260001000185520019000195653003600385100002000421700002500441700002000466856003600486 2011 en d00aNonlinear thin-walled beams with a rectangular cross-section - Part II0 aNonlinear thinwalled beams with a rectangular crosssection Part bSISSA3 aIn this paper we report the second part of our results concerning the rigorous derivation of a hierarchy of one-dimensional models for thin-walled beams with rectangular cross-section..10aThin-walled cross-section beams1 aFreddi, Lorenzo1 aMora, Maria Giovanna1 aParoni, Roberto uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/416900881nas a2200133 4500008004300000245008900043210007100132260001300203520043200216100001800648700002500666700002000691856003600711 2011 en_Ud 00aThe time-dependent von Kármán plate equation as a limit of 3d nonlinear elasticity0 atimedependent von Kármán plate equation as a limit of 3d nonline bSpringer3 aThe asymptotic behaviour of the solutions of three-dimensional nonlinear elastodynamics in a thin plate is studied, as the thickness $h$ of the plate tends to zero. Under appropriate scalings of the applied force and of the initial values in terms of $h$, it is shown that three-dimensional solutions of the nonlinear elastodynamic equation converge to solutions of the time-dependent von K\\\\\\\'arm\\\\\\\'an plate equation.1 aAbels, Helmut1 aMora, Maria Giovanna1 aMüller, Stefan uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/383500908nas 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/1963/408600794nas 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/1963/260100530nas a2200121 4500008004300000245006400043210006200107520013300169100001900302700002500321700002600346856003600372 2009 en_Ud 00aA nonlinear theory for shells with slowly varying thickness0 anonlinear theory for shells with slowly varying thickness3 aWe study the Γ-limit of 3d nonlinear elasticity for shells of small, variable thickness, around an arbitrary smooth 2d surface.1 aLewicka, Marta1 aMora, Maria Giovanna1 aPakzad, Mohammad Reza uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/263201160nas a2200109 4500008004300000245007000043210006900113520078700182100002500969700002000994856003601014 2008 en_Ud 00aConvergence of equilibria of three-dimensional thin elastic beams0 aConvergence of equilibria of threedimensional thin elastic beams3 aA convergence result is proved for the equilibrium configurations of a three-dimensional thin elastic beam, as the diameter $h$ of the cross-section tends to zero. More precisely, we show that stationary points of the nonlinear elastic functional $E^h$, whose energies (per unit cross-section) are bounded by $Ch^2$, converge to stationary points of the $\\\\varGamma$-limit of $E^h/h^2$. This corresponds to a nonlinear one-dimensional model for inextensible rods, describing bending and torsion effects. The proof is based on the rigidity estimate for low-energy deformations by Friesecke, James and Müller and on a compensated compactness argument in a singular geometry. In addition, possible concentration effects of the strain are controlled by a careful truncation argument.1 aMora, Maria Giovanna1 aMüller, Stefan uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/189601036nas a2200133 4500008004300000245007100043210006900114520059000183100002100773700002200794700002500816700002500841856003600866 2008 en_Ud 00aGlobally stable quasistatic evolution in plasticity with softening0 aGlobally stable quasistatic evolution in plasticity with softeni3 aWe study a relaxed formulation of the quasistatic evolution problem in the context of small strain associative elastoplasticity with softening. The relaxation takes place in spaces of generalized Young measures. The notion of solution is characterized by the following properties: global stability at each time and energy balance on each\\ntime interval. An example developed in detail compares the solutions obtained by this method with the ones provided by a vanishing viscosity approximation, and shows that only the latter capture a decreasing branch in the stress-strain response.1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aDeSimone, Antonio1 aMora, Maria Giovanna1 aMorini, Massimiliano uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/196501111nas a2200121 4500008004300000245007200043210006900115520069700184100002200881700002500903700002500928856003600953 2008 en_Ud 00aA second order minimality condition for the Mumford-Shah functional0 asecond order minimality condition for the MumfordShah functional3 aA new necessary minimality condition for the Mumford-Shah functional is derived by means of second order variations. It is expressed in terms of a sign condition for a nonlocal quadratic form on $H^1_0(\\\\Gamma)$, $\\\\Gamma$ being a submanifold of the regular part of the discontinuity set of the critical point. Two equivalent formulations are provided: one in terms of the first eigenvalue of a suitable compact operator, the other involving a sort of nonlocal capacity of $\\\\Gamma$. A sufficient condition for minimality is also deduced. Finally, an explicit example is discussed, where a complete characterization of the domains where the second variation is nonnegative can be given.1 aCagnetti, Filippo1 aMora, Maria Giovanna1 aMorini, Massimiliano uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/195501276nas a2200133 4500008004300000245008900043210006900132520081200201100002101013700002201034700002501056700002501081856003601106 2008 en_Ud 00aA vanishing viscosity approach to quasistatic evolution in plasticity with softening0 avanishing viscosity approach to quasistatic evolution in plastic3 aWe deal with quasistatic evolution problems in plasticity with softening, in the framework of small strain associative elastoplasticity. The presence of a nonconvex term due to the softening phenomenon requires a nontrivial extension of the variational framework for rate-independent problems to the case of a nonconvex energy functional. We argue that, in this case, the use of global minimizers in the corresponding incremental problems is not justified from the mechanical point of view. Thus, we analize a different selection criterion for the solutions of the quasistatic evolution problem, based on a viscous approximation. This leads to a generalized formulation in terms of Young measures, developed in the first part of the paper. In the second part we apply our approach to some concrete examples.1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aDeSimone, Antonio1 aMora, Maria Giovanna1 aMorini, Massimiliano uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/184400906nas a2200121 4500008004300000245005900043210005900102520051500161100002500676700002000701700002700721856003600748 2007 en_Ud 00aConvergence of equilibria of planar thin elastic beams0 aConvergence of equilibria of planar thin elastic beams3 aWe consider a thin elastic strip of thickness h and we show that stationary points of the nonlinear elastic energy (per unit height) whose energy is of order h^2 converge to stationary points of the Euler-Bernoulli functional. The proof uses the rigidity estimate for low-energy deformations by Friesecke, James, and Mueller (Comm. Pure Appl. Math. 2002), and a compensated compactness argument in a singular geometry. In addition, possible concentration effects are ruled out by a careful truncation argument.1 aMora, Maria Giovanna1 aMüller, Stefan1 aSchultz, Maximilian G. uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/183000907nas a2200109 4500008004300000245006400043210006300107520054600170100002500716700002000741856003600761 2007 en_Ud 00aDerivation of a rod theory for phase-transforming materials0 aDerivation of a rod theory for phasetransforming materials3 aA rigorous derivation is given of a rod theory for a multiphase material,starting from three-dimensional nonlinear elasticity. The stored energy density is supposed to be nonnegative and to vanish exactly on a set consisting of two copies of the group of rotations SO(3). The two potential wells correspond to the two crystalline configurations preferred by the material. We find the optimal scaling of the energy in terms of the diameter of the rod and we identify the limit, as the diameter goes to zero, in the sense of Gamma-convergence.1 aMora, Maria Giovanna1 aMüller, Stefan uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/175100987nas a2200133 4500008004300000245005700043210005600100520056800156100002100724700002200745700002500767700002500792856003600817 2007 en_Ud 00aTime-dependent systems of generalized Young measures0 aTimedependent systems of generalized Young measures3 aIn this paper some new tools for the study of evolution problems in the framework of Young measures are introduced. A suitable notion of time-dependent system of generalized Young measures is defined, which allows to extend the classical notions of total variation and absolute continuity with respect to time, as well as the notion of time derivative. The main results are a Helly type theorem for sequences of systems of generalized Young measures and a theorem about the existence of the time derivative for systems with bounded variation with respect to time.1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aDeSimone, Antonio1 aMora, Maria Giovanna1 aMorini, Massimiliano uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/179501091nas a2200121 4500008004300000245008400043210006900127520066900196100002100865700002200886700002500908856003600933 2006 en_Ud 00aQuasistatic evolution problems for linearly elastic-perfectly plastic materials0 aQuasistatic evolution problems for linearly elasticperfectly pla3 aThe problem of quasistatic evolution in small strain associative elastoplasticity is studied in the framework of the variational theory for rate-independent processes. Existence of solutions is proved through the use of incremental variational problems in spaces of functions with bounded deformation. This provides a new approximation result for the solutions of the quasistatic evolution problem, which are shown to be absolutely continuous in time. Four equivalent formulations of the problem in rate form are derived. A strong formulation of the flow rule is obtained by introducing a precise definition of the stress on the singular set of the plastic strain.1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aDeSimone, Antonio1 aMora, Maria Giovanna uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/212900668nas a2200109 4500008004300000245008100043210006900124260002200193520028200215100002500497856003600522 2002 en_Ud 00aThe Calibration Method for Free-Discontinuity Problems on Vector-Valued Maps0 aCalibration Method for FreeDiscontinuity Problems on VectorValue bHeldermann Verlag3 aThe calibration method is a classical minimality criterion, which has been recently adapted to functionals with free discontinuities by Alberti, Bouchitté, Dal Maso. In this paper we present a further generalization of this theory to functionals defined on vector-valued maps.1 aMora, Maria Giovanna uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/304900836nas a2200109 4500008004300000245009200043210006900135260002100204520044000225100002500665856003600690 2002 en_Ud 00aLocal calibrations for minimizers of the Mumford-Shah functional with a triple junction0 aLocal calibrations for minimizers of the MumfordShah functional bWorld Scientific3 aWe prove that, if u is a function satisfying all Euler conditions for the Mumford-Shah functional and the discontinuity set of u is given by three line segments meeting at the origin with equal angles, then there exists a neighbourhood U of the origin such that u is a minimizer of the Mumford-Shah functional on U with respect to its own boundary conditions on the boundary of U. The proof is obtained by using the calibration method.1 aMora, Maria Giovanna uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/305000385nas a2200109 4500008004100000245006700041210006700108260001800175100002100193700002500214856003600239 2001 en d00aFinite Difference Approximation of Free Discontinuity Problems0 aFinite Difference Approximation of Free Discontinuity Problems bSISSA Library1 aGobbino, Massimo1 aMora, Maria Giovanna uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/122800426nas a2200109 4500008004100000245010200041210006900143260001800212100002500230700002500255856003600280 2001 en d00aLocal calibrations for minimizers of the Mumford-Shah functional with a regular discontinuity set0 aLocal calibrations for minimizers of the MumfordShah functional bSISSA Library1 aMora, Maria Giovanna1 aMorini, Massimiliano uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/147900369nas a2200109 4500008004100000245005700041210005700098260001800155100002500173700002500198856003600223 2000 en d00aFunctionals depending on curvatures with constraints0 aFunctionals depending on curvatures with constraints bSISSA Library1 aMora, Maria Giovanna1 aMorini, Massimiliano uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/129900462nas a2200121 4500008004100000245010500041210006900146260001800215100002100233700002500254700002500279856003600304 2000 en d00aLocal calibrations for minimizers of the Mumford-Shah functional with rectilinear discontinuity sets0 aLocal calibrations for minimizers of the MumfordShah functional bSISSA Library1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aMora, Maria Giovanna1 aMorini, Massimiliano uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/1261