PIMS / AMI Seminar: Bernadette Miara

  • Date: 10/15/2015
  • Time: 15:30
 Bernadette Miara, Université Paris-Est

University of Alberta


Elastodynamics of Strongly Heterogeneous Periodic Plates using Reissner-Mindlin and Kirchhoff-Love Models


The lecture deals with the homogenization of strongly heterogeneous elastic plates satisfying the Reissner-Mindlin or the Kirchhoff-Love hypotheses. We rigorously justify the limit models obtained by the asymptotic analysis which describe the harmonic waves propagation associated with in-plane displacement and transversal deflection modes in these two classical plate structures. Large contrasts in the coefficients of the elastic material components may result in existence of band gaps for the limit Reissner-Mindlin plates while an analogous property is lost for the deflection of the Kirchhoff-Love model. The different dispersion properties of both the limit plates are related to the changing sign of the limit frequency dependent mass density coefficients. The theoretical results are illustrated with some numerical simulations.


This is joint work with Dr Eduard Rohan, Pilsen University, Czech Republic.

Other Information: 

Location: CAB 657 


For those attending the Colloquium, a reception will be held at 4:30 pm in CAB 649.