Cohesive behaviour arising in homogenization of Mumford-Shah type functionals – Marco Barchiesi (Universita’ di Napoli Federico II)


Sala Seminari (Dip. Matematica).


I will discuss the effective properties of a composite material whose micro-structure is constituted by a brittle material with periodically distributed soft inclusions. In particular, I will show that the presence of the soft inclusions gives rise, in the limit, to a cohesive behaviour and a toughening phenomenon.

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