Tuesday, 18.12.2012 11:00 am
On the passage from atomistic to continuum systems in elasticity and fracture mechanics
Prof. Dr. Bernd Schmidt, Augsburg
We study atomistic systems and their effective continuum counterpart in two different regimes: 1. Elastic deformations with given boundary data. Here our main aim is to relate discrete solutions of the Euler-Lagrange equations to solutions of the continuum equations of nonlinear elasticity. 2. crystals under uniaxial strain that may fracture. In this regime we will derive general cleavage laws from the atomistic interaction potentials.
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Raum SG 11, Seminargebäude, Wüllnerstraße 5 b, 52062 Aachen