Preprint 58/2001

Rigorous derivation of nonlinear plate theory and geometric rigidity

Gero Friesecke, Richard D. James, and Stefan Müller

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Submission date: 30. Aug. 2001
Pages: 13
published in: Comptes rendus de l'Académie des Sciences / 1, 334 (2002) 2, p. 173-178 
DOI number (of the published article): 10.1016/S1631-073X(02)02133-7
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