The subject of this paper is the rigorous derivation of reduced models for a thin plate by means of $\Gamma$-convergence, in the framework of finite plasticity. Denoting by $\epsilon$ the thickness of the plate, we analyse the case where the scaling factor of the elasto-plastic energy per unit volume is of order $\epsilon^{2 \alpha -2}$, with $\alpha \geq 3$. According to the value of $\alpha$, partially or fully linearized models are deduced, which correspond, in the absence of plastic deformation, to the Von Kármán plate theory and the linearized plate theory.

PB - EDP Sciences VL - 20 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Quasistatic evolution models for thin plates arising as low energy Γ-limits of finite plasticity JF - Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences Y1 - 2014 A1 - Elisa Davoli AB -In this paper we deduce by $\Gamma$-convergence some partially and fully linearized quasistatic evolution models for thin plates, in the framework of finite plasticity. Denoting by $\epsilon$ the thickness of the plate, we study the case where the scaling factor of the elasto-plastic energy is of order $\epsilon^{2 \alpha -2}$, with $\alpha\geq 3$. These scalings of the energy lead, in the absence of plastic dissipation, to the Von Kármán and linearized Von Kármán functionals for thin plates. We show that solutions to the three-dimensional quasistatic evolution problems converge, as the thickness of the plate tends to zero, to a quasistatic evolution associated to a suitable reduced model depending on $\alpha$.

VL - 24 UR - https://doi.org/10.1142/S021820251450016X ER - TY - JOUR T1 - A quasistatic evolution model for perfectly plastic plates derived by Γ-convergence JF - Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincare (C) Non Linear Analysis Y1 - 2013 A1 - Elisa Davoli A1 - Maria Giovanna Mora KW - -convergence KW - Perfect plasticity KW - Prandtl–Reuss plasticity KW - Quasistatic evolution KW - Rate-independent processes KW - Thin plates AB -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.

VL - 30 UR - http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0294144912001035 ER - TY - RPRT T1 - Thin-walled beams with a cross-section of arbitrary geometry: derivation of linear theories starting from 3D nonlinear elasticity Y1 - 2011 A1 - Elisa Davoli AB -The subject of this paper is the rigorous derivation of lower dimensional models for a nonlinearly elastic thin-walled beam whose cross-section is given by a thin tubular neighbourhood of a smooth curve. Denoting by h and δ_h, respectively, the diameter and the thickness of the cross-section, we analyse the case where the scaling factor of the elastic energy is of order ε_h^2, with ε_h/δ_h^2 \rightarrow l \in [0, +\infty). Different linearized models are deduced according to the relative order of magnitude of δ_h with respect to h.

ER - TY - RPRT T1 - Convergence of equilibria of thin elastic rods under physical growth conditions for the energy density Y1 - 2010 A1 - Elisa Davoli A1 - Maria Giovanna Mora AB - The 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. UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/4086 U1 - 317 U2 - Mathematics U3 - Functional Analysis and Applications ER -