On the general homogenization and Γ-closure for the equations of von Kármán plate from 3D nonlinear elasticity
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Submission date: 26. Jun. 2013 (revised version: July 2013)
MSC-Numbers: 35B2, 74Q15, 74K20
Keywords and phrases: elasticity, dimension reduction, homogenization, von K\'arm\'an plate model
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Starting from 3D elasticity equations we derive the model of the homogenized von Kármán plate by means of Γ-convergence. This generalizes the recent results, where the material oscillations were assumed to be periodic. We also prove the locality of Γ-closure i.e. that every energy density obtained in this way by mixing n different materials is at almost every point of domain limit of some sequence of the energy densities obtained by periodic homogenization.