We rigorously derive the von Karman shell theory (and the resulting von Karman equations) for incompressible materials. Our approach is variational and starts from the general nonlinear 3-dimensional elastic energy functional. Our only assumption is that the midsurface of the shell enjoys the following approximation property: C3 first order infi...
Li, Hui (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
University of Minnesota, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.