JournalsifbVol. 10 , No. 4DOI 10.4171/ifb/199

Variational models for peeling problems

  • Danilo Percivale

    Università di Genova, Italy
  • Francesco Maddalena

    Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
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Abstract

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.