The purpose of this paper is the derivation, in the framework of Gamma-convergence, of linear elastic continuum theories from a general class of atomistic models, in the regime of small deformations. Existing results are available only in the special case of one-well potentials accounting for very short interactions. We consider here the general case of multiwell potentials accounting for interactions of finite but arbitrarily long range. The extension to this setting requires a novel idea for the proof of the Gamma-convergence which is interesting in its own right and potentially relevant in other applications.
|Titolo:||Derivation of linear elasticity for a general class of atomistic energies|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|