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Balanced-Viscosity solutions for multi-rate systems

Mielke, A. and Rossi, R. and Savaré, G. (2016) Balanced-Viscosity solutions for multi-rate systems. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 727 . pp. 1-27.


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Several mechanical systems are modeled by the static momentum balance for the displacement u coupled with a rate-independent flow rule for some internal variable z. We consider a class of abstract systems of ODEs which have the same structure, albeit in a finite-dimensional setting, and regularize both the static equation and the rate-independent flow rule by adding viscous dissipation terms with coeficients \epsilon^\alpha and \epsilon, where 0 < \epsilon << 1 and \alpha > 0 is a fixed parameter. Therefore for \alpha\neq 1 u and z have different relaxation rates.<br /> We address the vanishing-viscosity analysis as \epsilon\downarrow 0 of the viscous system. We prove that, up to a subsequence, (reparameterized) viscous solutions converge to a parameterized curve yielding a Balanced Viscosity solution to the original rate-independent system, and providing an accurate description of the system behavior at jumps. We also give a reformulation of the notion of Balanced Viscosity solution in terms of a system of subdifferential inclusions, showing that the viscosity in u and the one in z are involved in the jump dynamics in different ways, according to whether \alpha > 1, \alpha = 1, and \alpha\in (0, 1).

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Mathematical and Computer Sciences > Mathematics > Numerical Analysis
Divisions:Department of Mathematics and Computer Science > Institute of Mathematics
ID Code:2152
Deposited By: Silvia Hoemke
Deposited On:07 Dec 2017 17:50
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 14:21

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