Variational Modeling in Solid Mechanics


Program and abstracts: pdf


Monday 22


08:30-09:00 Registration

09:00-09:15 Opening

09:15-10:15 Gianni Dal Maso. Quasistatic Evolution as Limit of Dynamic Evolutions: the Case of Perfect Plasticity

10:20-10:50 Jean-Francois Babadjian. Fracture versus delamination of thin films

10:50-11:20 Coffee break

11:20-11:50 Dorothee Knees. Global spatial regularity results for elasticity models with damage or friction

12:00-12:30 Elisa Davoli. Stress regularity for a new quasistatic evolution model of perfectly plastic plates


12:30-15:00 Lunch break


15:00-16:00 Robert Lipton. Understanding Dynamic Brittle Fracture as a Macroscopic Limit of Unstable Mesoscopic Dynamics

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

16:30-17:00 Blaise Bourdin. Some fracture problems originating from reservoir stimulation

17:10-17:40 Lorenzo Freddi. Residually stressed beams by Gamma-convergence


20:00 Social dinner



Tuesday 23


09:00-10:00 Alain Goriely. The differential geometry of nonlinear mechanics

10:05-10:35 Anna Pandolfi. Visco-hyperelastic models of electro-active biological tissues

10:35-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:30 Marita Thomas. Rate-independent, partial damage in thermo-viscoelastic materials with inertia

11:40-12:10 Alessandro Giacomini. Optimization problems for elastically supported membranes


12:10-15:00 Lunch break


15:00-16:00 Andrea Braides. Variational problems for antiferromagnetic systems

16:05-16:35 Riccarda Rossi. Existence results for rate-dependent elastoplasticity at finite strain

16:35-17:00 Coffee break

17:00-17:30 Alessandro Musesti. On a hyperelastic model of the skin

17:40-18:10 Patrizio Neff. A canonical extension of Korn's first inequality to H(Curl) motivated by gradient plasticity with plastic spin



Wednesday 24


09:00-10:00 Irene Fonseca. Variational methods for crystal surface instability

10:05-10:35 Giuseppe Tomassetti. Dissipative size effects in strain-gradient plasticity: the case of simple shear

10:35-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:00 Cesare Davini. Composite thin-walled beams by Gamma-convergence