Mini-Workshop: Analysis and Computation of Microstructures in Finite Plasticity
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Period13 Nov - 19 Nov 2005
Plastic material behaviour is typically the result of the interaction of complex substructures on a microscopic scale. Common models of finite plasticity are based on macroscopic, phenomenological approaches and do not take into account any microstructural information. The miniworkshop focuses on the application of methods from the calculus of variations to models for microstructures in plasticity. In particular, the investigation of the relaxation of the underlying functional, corresponding to quasiconvexification of the energy density, allows us to gain interesting microscopic as well as macroscopic information.