# On the Kirchhoff-Love Hypothesis (Revised and Vindicated)

@article{Ozenda2020OnTK, title={On the Kirchhoff-Love Hypothesis (Revised and Vindicated)}, author={Olivier Ozenda and Epifanio G. Virga}, journal={Journal of Elasticity}, year={2020}, volume={143}, pages={359-384} }

The Kirchhoff-Love hypothesis expresses a kinematic constraint that is assumed to be valid for the deformations of a three-dimensional body when one of its dimensions is much smaller than the other two, as is the case for plates. This hypothesis has a long history checkered with the vicissitudes of life: even its paternity has been questioned, and recent rigorous dimension-reduction tools (based on standard Γ $\varGamma $ -convergence) have proven to be incompatible with it. We find that an…

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