Line-tension model for plasticity as the Γ-limit of a nonlinear dislocation energy

L. Scardia, C.I. Zeppieri

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Abstract

In this paper we rigorously derive a line-tension model for plasticity as the G-limit of a nonlinear mesoscopic dislocation energy, without resorting to the introduction of an ad hoc cut-off radius. The G-limit we obtain as the length of the Burgers vector tends to zero has the same form as the G-limit obtained by starting from a linear, semidiscrete dislocation energy. The nonlinearity, however, creates several mathematical difficulties, which we tackled by proving suitable versions of the rigidity estimate in non-simply-connected domains and by performing a rigorous two-scale linearization of the energy around an equilibrium configuration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2372-2400
JournalSIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis
Volume44
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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