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V. Crismale

Density in $SBD$ and approximation of fracture energies

created by crismale on 21 Feb 2019


Accepted Paper

Inserted: 21 feb 2019
Last Updated: 21 feb 2019

Journal: Atti Accad. Naz. Lincei Rend. Lincei Mat. Appl.
Year: 2019


We prove three density theorems, in the strong $BD$ topology, for the three subspaces of $SBD$ functions: $SBD$; $SBD^p_\infty$, where the absolutely continuous part of the symmetric gradient is in $L^p$, with $p>1$; $SBD^p$, whose functions are in $SBD^p_\infty$ and the jump set has finite $\mathcal{H}^{n-1}$-measure. We compare them with existing results, discussing related approximation of fracture energies.


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