Etude mathématique et numérique de quelques modèles multi-échelles issus de la mécanique des matériaux

Abstract : In this thesis we study mathematically and numerically some multi-scale models from materials science. First, we investigate an homogenization problem for an oscillating elliptic equation. The material under consideration is described by a periodic structure with a defect at the microscopic scale. By adapting Avellaneda and Lin's theory for periodic structures, we prove that the solution of the oscillating equation can be approximated at a fine scale. The rates of convergence depend upon the integrability of the defect. We also study some properties of the Green function of periodic materials with periodic boundary conditions. Dislocations are lines of defects inside materials, which induce plasticity. The second part and the third part of this manuscript are concerned with simulation of dislocations, first in the stationnary regime then in the dynamical regime. We use the Peierls model, which couples atomistic and mesoscopic scales and involves integrodifferential equations. In the stationary regime, dislocations are described by the so-called Weertman equation, which is nonlinear and involves a fractional Laplacian. We study some mathematical properties of this equation and propose a numerical scheme for approximating its solution. In the dynamical regime, dislocations are described by an equation which is integrodifferential in time and space. We compare some numerical methods for recovering its solution. In the last chapter, we investigate the macroscopic limit of a simple chain of atoms governed by the Newton equation. Surprisingly enough, under technical assumptions, we show that it is not described by a nonlinear wave equation when shocks occur
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Marc Josien. Etude mathématique et numérique de quelques modèles multi-échelles issus de la mécanique des matériaux. Matériaux. Université Paris-Est, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018PESC1120⟩. ⟨tel-02083975⟩

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