Derivation of the nonlinear bending-torsion theory for inextensible rods by Gamma-convergence
Maria Giovanna Mora and Stefan Müller
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Submission date: 16. Oct. 2002
published in: Calculus of variations and partial differential equations, 18 (2003) 3, p. 287-305
DOI number (of the published article): 10.1007/s00526-003-0204-2
MSC-Numbers: 74K10, 49J45
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We show that the nonlinear bending-torsion theory for inextensible rods arises as Gamma-limit of three-dimensional nonlinear elasticity.