Homogenization of quasi-crystalline functionals via two-scale-cut-and-project convergence

Rita Ferreira, Irene Fonseca, Raghavendra Venkatraman

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We consider a homogenization problem associated with quasi-crystalline multiple integrals of the form {equation presented} dx, where uϵ is subject to constantcoefficient linear partial differential constraints. The quasi-crystalline structure of the underlying composite is encoded in the dependence on the second variable of the Lagrangian, fR, and is modeled via the cut-and-project scheme that interprets the heterogeneous microstructure to be homogenized as an irrational subspace of a higher-dimensional space. A key step in our analysis is the characterization of the quasi-crystalline two-scale limits of sequences of the vector fields u\varepsilon that are in the kernel of a given constant-coefficient linear partial differential operator, A, that is, A uϵ = 0. Our results provide a generalization of related ones in the literature concerning the A = curl case to more general differential operators A with constant coefficients and without coercivity assumptions on the Lagrangian fR.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1785-1817
Number of pages33
JournalSIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 25 2021

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-04-30
Acknowledgements: The work of the second author was partially supported by National Science Foundation grants DMS-1411646 and DMS-1906238. The work of the third author was supported by National Science Foundation grant DMS-1411646, and by an AMS-Simons Travel Award.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics


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