In a previous article (see ) the authors studied a model of nonlinear membrane where the external surface loading induces a density of bending moment. Due to the special form of the applied surface forces, the emerging Cosserat vector, resulting from the 3D-2D dimension reduction, was restricted to a class of two dimensional functions. In this paper the full 3D dependence of the Cosserat vector is analyzed via Gamma-convergence techniques.
|Journal Of Convex Analysis
|Published - 1 Jan 2009