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Numerical methods for large bilayer bending problems

Tuesday 29th September 2015 - 11:00 to 12:30
INI Seminar Room 2
Thin elastic bilayer structures arise in various modern applications, e.g., in the fabrication of nanotubes or microgrippers. The mathematical modeling leads to a nonlinear fourth order problem with nonlinear pointwise constraint. We prove the convergence of a finite element discretization within the framework of $\Gamma$-convergence and discuss the convergence of an iterative solution method.
University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons