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Nematic elastomers: Gamma-limits for large bodies and small particles
We compute the large-body and the small-particle Gamma-limit of a family of energies for nematic elastomers. We work under the assumption of small deformations (linearized kinematics) and consider both compressible and ...
Quasiconvex envelopes of energies for nematic elastomers in the small strain regime and applications
We provide some explicit formulas for the quasiconvex envelope of energy densities for nematic elastomers in the small strain regime and plane strain conditions. We then demonstrate their use as a powerful tool for the ...