We show that the nonlinear bending theory of shells arises as a Γ-limit of three-dimensional nonlinear elasticity.
|Translated title of the contribution||Derivation of nonlinear bending theory for shells from three-dimensional nonlinear elasticity by Gamma-convergence|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Comptes Rendus Mathematique|
|State||Published - Apr 15 2003|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
RDJ thanks AFOSR/MURI (F49620-98-1-0433), NSF (DMS-0074043) and ONR (ONR/UMD/Z897101) for supporting this work. GF, MGM and SM were partially supported by the TMR network FMRX-CT98-0229.