Brittle Thin Films
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- Braides, A. & Fonseca, I. Appl Math Optim (2001) 44: 299. doi:10.1007/s00245-001-0022-x
A two-dimensional model for brittle thin films is obtained from a three-dimensional fracture model for elastic material. Γ -convergence techniques are used to identify the limiting effective energy as the thickness of the sample approaches zero.