University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Winter 1998 Seminar Series

Structured Deformations in Continuum Mechanics

Professor G. Del Piero
University of Ferrara, Italy


After a brief review of the theory of structured deformations, some examples, mainly one-dimensional, are discussed. They show how the theory can describe qualitatively, and in a unified way, such phenomena as fracture, yielding, and damage. These different types of material behavior are obtained by slight changes in the structure of the interfacial energy at the microscopic level.

Friday, February 6, 1998
209 Akerman Hall
2:30-3:30 p.m.

Refreshments served after the seminar in 227 Akerman Hall.
Disability accomodations provided upon request.
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