Primal variational formulation for the Kirchhoff plate

Christian Großbötzl

May 14, 2013, 1:30 p.m. S2 059

In this talk I will report on the current state of my master thesis. Based on the theory of linear elasticity, I will derive a variational formulation of the so-called Kirchhoff plate. I show existence and uniqueness of the resulting formulation for three different types of boundary conditions. In addition, the correspondence to the biharmonic problem, as well as upcoming tasks, will be presented.