Linearization and Homogenization of nonlinear elasticity close to stress-free joints

Publikation: Vorabdruck/Dokumentation/BerichtVorabdruck (Preprint)



In this paper, we study a hyperelastic composite material with a periodic microstructure and a prestrain close to a stress-free joint. We consider two limits associated with linearization and homogenization. Unlike previous studies that focus on composites with a stress-free reference configuration, the minimizers of the elastic energy functional in the prestrained case are not explicitly known. Consequently, it is initially unclear at which deformation to perform the linearization. Our main result shows that both the consecutive and simultaneous limits converge to a single homogenized model of linearized elasticity. This model features a homogenized prestrain and provides first-order information about the minimizers of the original nonlinear model. We find that the homogenization of the material and the homogenization of the prestrain are generally coupled and cannot be considered separately. Additionally, we establish an asymptotic quadratic expansion of the homogenized stored energy function and present a detailed analysis of the effective model for laminate composite materials. A key analytical contribution of our paper is a new mixed-growth version of the geometric rigidity estimate for Jones domains. The proof of this result relies on the construction of an extension operator for Jones domains adapted to geometric rigidity.


PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 7 Juni 2024
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  • math.AP, 35B27, 49J45, 74-10, 74B20, 74E30, 74Q05, 74Q15