We study variational models for flexural beams and plates interacting with a rigid substrate through an adhesive layer. The general structure of the minimizers is investigated and some properties characterizing the system's dependence from the load and the material stiffnesses are discussed.
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Danilo Percivale, Francesco Maddalena, Variational models for peeling problems. Interfaces Free Bound. 10 (2008), no. 4, pp. 503–516DOI 10.4171/IFB/199