This paper studies a vectorial problem in the calculus of variations arising in the theory of martensitic microstructure. The functional has an integral representation where the integrand is a non-convex function of the gradient with exactly four minima. We prove that the Young measure corresponding to a minimizing sequence is homogeneous and unique for certain linear boundary conditions. We also consider the singular perturbation of the problem by higher-order gradients. We study an example of microstructure involving infinite sequential lamination and calculate its energy and length scales in the zero limit of the perturbation.
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal||European Journal of Applied Mathematics|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1997|