Variational analysis of inextensible elastic curves

  title={Variational analysis of inextensible elastic curves},
  author={G. Bevilacqua and Luca Lussardi and Alfredo Marzocchi},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society A},
We minimize elastic energies on framed curves which penalize both curvature and torsion. We also discuss critical points using the infinite dimensional version of the Lagrange multipliers’ method. Finally, some examples arising from the applications are discussed and also numerical experiments are presented. 

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