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The geometry of the space of Cauchy data of nonlinear PDEs

Giovanni Moreno (2013)

Open Mathematics


First-order jet bundles can be put at the foundations of the modern geometric approach to nonlinear PDEs, since higher-order jet bundles can be seen as constrained iterated jet bundles. The definition of first-order jet bundles can be given in many equivalent ways - for instance, by means of Grassmann bundles. In this paper we generalize it by means of flag bundles, and develop the corresponding theory for higher-oder and infinite-order jet bundles. We show that this is a natural geometric...

Existence Results for Unilateral Quasistatic Contact Problems With Friction and Adhesion

Marius Cocu, Rémi Rocca (2010)

ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis


We consider a two dimensional elastic body submitted to unilateral contact conditions, local friction and adhesion on a part of his boundary. After discretizing the variational formulation with respect to time we use a smoothing technique to approximate the friction term by an auxiliary problem. A shifting technique enables us to obtain the existence of incremental solutions with bounds independent of the regularization parameter. We finally obtain the existence of a quasistatic...

Quasistatic frictional problems for elastic and viscoelastic materials

Oanh Chau, Dumitru Motreanu, Mircea Sofonea (2002)

Applications of Mathematics


We consider two quasistatic problems which describe the frictional contact between a deformable body and an obstacle, the so-called foundation. In the first problem the body is assumed to have a viscoelastic behavior, while in the other it is assumed to be elastic. The frictional contact is modeled by a general velocity dependent dissipation functional. We derive weak formulations for the models and prove existence and uniqueness results. The proofs are based on the theory of evolution...

A viscoelastic contact problem with normal damped response and friction

B. Awbi, El H. Essoufi, M. Sofonea (2000)

Annales Polonici Mathematici


We study an evolution problem which describes the quasistatic contact of a viscoelastic body with a foundation. We model the contact with normal damped response and a local friction law. We derive a variational formulation of the model and we establish the existence of a unique weak solution to the problem. The proof is based on monotone operators and fixed point arguments. We also establish the continuous dependence of the solution on the contact boundary conditions.