02252nas a2200145 4500008004100000245009600041210006900137260001000206520175300216100002701969700001701996700002202013700002002035856005102055 2015 en d00aExplicit formulas for relaxed disarrangement densities arising from structured deformations0 aExplicit formulas for relaxed disarrangement densities arising f bSISSA3 aStructured deformations provide a multiscale geometry that captures the contributions at the macrolevel of both smooth geometrical changes and non-smooth geometrical changes (disarrangements) at submacroscopic levels. For each (first-order) structured deformation (g,G) of a continuous body, the tensor field G is known to be a measure of deformations without disarrangements, and M:=∇g−G is known to be a measure of deformations due to disarrangements. The tensor fields G and M together deliver not only standard notions of plastic deformation, but M and its curl deliver the Burgers vector field associated with closed curves in the body and the dislocation density field used in describing geometrical changes in bodies with defects. Recently, Owen and Paroni [13] evaluated explicitly some relaxed energy densities arising in Choksi and Fonseca’s energetics of structured deformations [4] and thereby showed: (1) (trM)+ , the positive part of trM, is a volume density of disarrangements due to submacroscopic separations, (2) (trM)−, the negative part of trM, is a volume density of disarrangements due to submacroscopic switches and interpenetrations, and (3) trM, the absolute value of trM, is a volume density of all three of these non-tangential disarrangements: separations, switches, and interpenetrations. The main contribution of the present research is to show that a different approach to the energetics of structured deformations, that due to Ba\'{i}a, Matias, and Santos [1], confirms the roles of (trM)+, (trM)−, and trM established by Owen and Paroni. In doing so, we give an alternative, shorter proof of Owen and Paroni’s results, and we establish additional explicit formulas for other measures of disarrangements.1 aBarroso, Ana, Cristina1 aMatias, Jose1 aMorandotti, Marco1 aOwen, David, R. uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/3449201548nas a2200157 4500008004300000245008600043210006900129260005100198300001400249490000800263520101800271100002101289700002201310700002201332856003601354 2011 en_Ud 00aAn Existence and Uniqueness Result for the Motion of Self-Propelled Microswimmers0 aExistence and Uniqueness Result for the Motion of SelfPropelled bSociety for Industrial and Applied Mathematics a1345-13680 v 433 aWe present an analytical framework to study the motion of micro-swimmers in a viscous fluid. Our main result is that, under very mild regularity assumptions, the change of shape determines uniquely the motion of the swimmer. We assume that the Reynolds number is very small, so that the velocity field of the surrounding, infinite fluid is governed by the Stokes system and all inertial effects can be neglected. Moreover, we enforce the self propulsion constraint (no external forces and torques). Therefore, Newton\\\'s equations of motion reduce to the vanishing of the viscous drag force and torque acting on the body. By exploiting an integral representation of viscous force and torque, the equations of motion can be reduced to a system of six ordinary differential equations. Variational techniques are used to prove the boundedness and measurability of its coefficients, so that classical results on ordinary differential equations can be invoked to prove existence and uniqueness of the solution.

1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aDeSimone, Antonio1 aMorandotti, Marco uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/3894