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Variational Methods for Crystalline Microstructure - Analysis and Computation

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 1803)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Georg Dolzmann
    Pages 1-10
  3. Georg Dolzmann
    Pages 11-68
  4. Georg Dolzmann
    Pages 83-126
  5. Georg Dolzmann
    Pages 127-152
  6. Georg Dolzmann
    Pages 153-175
  7. Georg Dolzmann
    Pages 177-182
  8. Georg Dolzmann
    Pages 193-196
  9. Georg Dolzmann
    Pages 197-200
  10. Georg Dolzmann
    Pages 201-209
  11. Georg Dolzmann
    Pages 211-212
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 213-217

About this book


Phase transformations in solids typically lead to surprising mechanical behaviour with far reaching technological applications. The mathematical modeling of these transformations in the late 80s initiated a new field of research in applied mathematics, often referred to as mathematical materials science, with deep connections to the calculus of variations and the theory of partial differential equations. This volume gives a brief introduction to the essential physical background, in particular for shape memory alloys and a special class of polymers (nematic elastomers). Then the underlying mathematical concepts are presented with a strong emphasis on the importance of quasiconvex hulls of sets for experiments, analytical approaches, and numerical simulations.


Crystallography REM microstructures nematic elastomers numerics of microstructures quasiconvexity semiconvex hulls

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