Reinforcement by a thin layer with oscillating thickness

Giuseppe Buttazzo, Robert V. Kohn

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We study a singular perturbation problem involving variational functionals that nearly degenerate on a thin layer with rapidly varying thickness. One interpretation is the reinforcement of a rod in torsion by a thin, oscillatory coating of a very strong material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-261
Number of pages15
JournalApplied Mathematics & Optimization
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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