Variational methods in nonlinear elasticity: an introduction

Wednesday 6 May 2015 h. 14:30, room 2BC30
Alice Fiaschi (Padova, Dip. Mat.)
"Variational methods in nonlinear elasticity: an introduction"

After a brief introduction of the variational formulation for the standard model in nonlinear elasticity, we will consider the problem of finding the "right" space to describe the equilibrium configurations of an elastic body, from the point of view of the Calculus of Variations. In this framework, I will introduce the space of Young measures as a suitable space to describe materials exhibiting microstructures.