Jean François Babadjian, Giovanni Di Fratta, Irene Fonseca, Gilles A. Francfort, Marta Lewicka, Cyrill B. Muratov

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This article offers various mathematical contributions to the behavior of thin films. The common thread is to view thin film behavior as the variational limit of a three-dimensional domain with a related behavior when the thickness of that domain vanishes. After a short review in Section 1 of the various regimes that can arise when such an asymptotic process is performed in the classical elastic case, giving rise to various well-known models in plate theory (membrane, bending, Von Karmann, etc… ), the other sections address various extensions of those initial results. Section 2 adds brittleness and delamination and investigates the brittle membrane regime. Sections 4 and 5 focus on micromagnetics, rather than elasticity, this once again in the membrane regime and discuss magnetic skyrmions and domain walls, respectively. Finally, Section 3 revisits the classical setting in a non-Euclidean setting induced by the presence of a pre-strain in the model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-64
Number of pages64
JournalQuarterly of Applied Mathematics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2023
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Mathematics


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