Inserted: 14 apr 2016
Last Updated: 28 jan 2017
Journal: Arch. Ration. Mech. An.
This work establishes a characterization theorem for (generalized) Young measures generated by symmetric derivatives of functions of bounded deformation (BD) in the spirit of the classical Kinderlehrer--Pedregal theorem. Our result places such Young measures in duality with symmetric-quasiconvex functions with linear growth. The ``local'' proof strategy combines blow-up arguments with the singular structure theorem in BD (the analogue of Alberti's rank-one theorem in BV), which was recently proved by the authors. As an application of our characterization theorem we show how an atomic part in a BD-Young measure can be split off in generating sequences.