%0 Journal Article
%J Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis 200 (2011) 1023-1050
%D 2011
%T The matching property of infinitesimal isometries on elliptic surfaces and elasticity on thin shells
%A Marta Lewicka
%A Maria Giovanna Mora
%A Mohammad Reza Pakzad
%X Using 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.
%B Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis 200 (2011) 1023-1050
%I Springer
%G en_US
%U http://hdl.handle.net/1963/3392
%1 940
%2 Mathematics
%3 Functional Analysis and Applications
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%R 10.1007/s00205-010-0387-6