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 $\alpha$.

%B Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences %V 24 %P 2085-2153 %G eng %U https://doi.org/10.1142/S021820251450016X %R 10.1142/S021820251450016X %0 Journal Article %J Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincare (C) Non Linear Analysis %D 2013 %T A quasistatic evolution model for perfectly plastic plates derived by Γ-convergence %A Elisa Davoli %A Maria Giovanna Mora %K -convergence %K Perfect plasticity %K Prandtl–Reuss plasticity %K Quasistatic evolution %K Rate-independent processes %K Thin plates %XThe 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.

%B Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincare (C) Non Linear Analysis %V 30 %P 615 - 660 %G eng %U http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0294144912001035 %R https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anihpc.2012.11.001