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Seminar on partial differential equations

Gradient Polyconvexity in the Framework of Rate-Independent Processes

Petr Pelech
Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Czech Academy of Sciences


Tuesday, 10. April 2018 - 9:00 to 10:00

in IM, rear building, ground floor

The talk treats mathematical aspects of evolutionary material models for shape-memory alloys at finite-strains. The difficulty of related mathematical analysis consists in the non-linear and non-convex dependence of the energy on the deformation gradient. One possible way, how maintain the analysis tractable, is to suppose that the energy depends also on the second deformation gradient and is convex in it. We relax this assumption by using the recently proposed concept of gradient-polyconvexity. Namely, we consider energies which are convex only in gradients of non-linear minors (i.e. cofactor and determinant in three dimension) of the deformation gradient. As a result, the whole second deformation gradient needs not to be integrable. Yet, at the same time, the obtained compactness is sufficient and, moreover, additional physically desirable properties(e.g. local invertibility) can be shown. We extend the previous result for hyperelastic materials by incorporating a rate-independent dissipation to our model and by proving existence of an energetic solution to it. It is a joint work with Martin Kružík (Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the Czech Academy of Sciences) and Anja Schloemerkemper (University of Wuerzburg).