Regular and Singular Dislocations

Marcelo Epstein, Reuven Segev

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The theory of continuous distributions of dislocations and other material defects, when formulated in terms of differential forms, is shown to comprise also the discrete, or singular, counterpart, in which defects are concentrated on lower dimensional regions, such as surfaces, lines, and points. The mathematical tool involved in this natural transition is the theory of de Rham currents, which plays in regard to differential forms the same role as the theory of Schwartz distributions plays with respect to ordinary functions. After a review of the main mathematical aspects, the theory is illustrated with a profusion of examples and applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeometric Continuum Mechanics
EditorsReuven Segev, Marcelo Epstein
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherBirkhauser/Springer International Publishing
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-42683-5
StatePublished - 14 May 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Mechanics and Mathematics
ISSN (Print)1571-8689
ISSN (Electronic)1876-9896


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