Carolin Gietz

Prof. Dr. Bernd Schmidt (Universität Augsburg): On Griffith-Euler-Bernoulli functionals for thin brittle beams

Wednesday, 17.10.2018 14:15 im Raum M5

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We study a planar thin brittle beam subject to elastic deformations and cracks described in terms of a nonlinear Griffith energy functional acting on $SBV$ deformations of the beam. In particular we consider the case in which elastic bulk contributions due to finite bending of the beam are comparable to the surface energy which is necessary to completely break the beam into several large pieces. In the limit of vanishing aspect ratio we rigorously derive an effective Griffith-Euler-Bernoulli functional which acts on piecewise $W^{2,2}$ regular curves representing the midline of the beam. The elastic part of this functional is the classical Euler-Bernoulli functional for thin beams in the bending dominated regime in terms of the curve's curvature. In addition there also emerges a fracture term proportional to the number of discontinuities of the curve and its first derivative.

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