We present an approximation result for functions u: Ω → ℝ^n belonging to the space GSBD(Ω) ∩ L2(Ω, ℝn) with e(u) square integrable and Hn-1(Ju) finite. The approximating functions uk are piecewise continuous functions such that uk → u in (Formula Presented). As an application, we provide the extension to the vector-valued case of the Γ-convergence result in GSBV(Ω) proved by Ambrosio and Tortorelli (Commun Pure Appl Math 43:999-1036, 1990; Boll. Un. Mat. Ital. B (7) 6:105-123, 1992).

PB - Springer UR - http://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/34647 U1 - 34851 U2 - Mathematics ER - TY - RPRT T1 - Ambrosio-Tortorelli approximation of cohesive fracture models in linearized elasticity Y1 - 2013 A1 - Matteo Focardi A1 - Flaviana Iurlano KW - Functions of bounded deformation AB -We provide an approximation result in the sense of $\Gamma$-convergence for cohesive fracture energies of the form \[ \int_\Omega \mathscr{Q}_1(e(u))\,dx+a\,\mathcal{H}^{n-1}(J_u)+b\,\int_{J_u}\mathscr{Q}_0^{1/2}([u]\odot\nu_u)\,d\mathcal{H}^{n-1}, \] where $\Omega\subset{\mathbb R}^n$ is a bounded open set with Lipschitz boundary, $\mathscr{Q}_0$ and $\mathscr{Q}_1$ are coercive quadratic forms on ${\mathbb M}^{n\times n}_{sym}$, $a,\,b$ are positive constants, and $u$ runs in the space of fields $SBD^2(\Omega)$ , i.e., it's a special field with bounded deformation such that its symmetric gradient $e(u)$ is square integrable, and its jump set $J_u$ has finite $(n-1)$-Hausdorff measure in ${\mathbb R}^n$. The approximation is performed by means of Ambrosio-Tortorelli type elliptic regularizations, the prototype example being \[ \int_\Omega\Big(v|e(u)|^2+\frac{(1-v)^2}{\varepsilon}+{\gamma\,\varepsilon}|\nabla v|^2\Big)\,dx, \] where $(u,v)\in H^1(\Omega,{\mathbb R}^n){\times} H^1(\Omega)$, $\varepsilon\leq v\leq 1$ and $\gamma>0$.

PB - SISSA UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/6615 U1 - 6573 U2 - Mathematics U4 - 1 U5 - MAT/05 ANALISI MATEMATICA ER - TY - THES T1 - An Approximation Result for Generalised Functions of Bounded Deformation and Applications to Damage Problems Y1 - 2013 A1 - Flaviana Iurlano KW - Functions of bounded deformation PB - SISSA U1 - 7203 U2 - Mathematics U4 - 1 U5 - MAT/05 ANALISI MATEMATICA ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Fracture models as Gamma-limits of damage models JF - Communications on Pure and Applied Analysis 12 (2013) 1657-1686 Y1 - 2013 A1 - Gianni Dal Maso A1 - Flaviana Iurlano AB -We analyze the asymptotic behavior of a variational model for damaged elastic materials. This model depends on two small parameters, which govern the width of the damaged regions and the minimum elasticity constant attained in the damaged regions. When these parameters tend to zero, we find that the corresponding functionals Gamma-converge to a functional related to fracture mechanics. The corresponding problem is brittle or cohesive, depending on the asymptotic ratio of the two parameters.

PB - American Institute of Mathematical Sciences UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/4225 U1 - 3952 U2 - Mathematics U3 - Functional Analysis and Applications U4 - -1 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Fracture and plastic models as Gamma-limits of damage models under different regimes JF - Advances in Calculus of Variations., to appear. Y1 - 2011 A1 - Flaviana Iurlano AB -We consider a variational model for damaged elastic materials. This model depends on three small parameters, which are related to the cost of the damage, to the width of the damaged regions, and to the minimum elasticity constant attained in the damaged regions. As these parameters tend to zero, our models Gamma-converge to a model for brittle fracture, for fracture with a cohesive zone, or for perfect plasticity, depending on the asymptotic ratios of the three parameters.

PB - Walter de Gruyter UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/5069 U1 - 4883 U2 - Mathematics U3 - Functional Analysis and Applications U4 - -1 ER - TY - THES T1 - New approximation results for free discontinuity problems T2 - Università degli Studi di Trieste and SISSA Y1 - 2010 A1 - Flaviana Iurlano JF - Università degli Studi di Trieste and SISSA ER -