Preface: Special issue on rate-independent evolutions and hysteresis modelling
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This special issue of Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems is devoted to the latest advances and trends in the modelling and in the analysis of this family of complex phenomena. In particular, we gathered contributions from different fields of science (mathematical analysis, mathematical physics, engineering) with the intent of presenting an updated picture of current research directions, offering a new and interdisciplinary perspective in the study of these processes.
Motivated by the Spring School on Rate-independent Evolutions and Hysteresis Modelling, held at the Politecnico di Milano and University of Milano on May 27-31, 2013, this special issue contains different kinds of original contributions: some of them originate from the courses held in that occasion and from the discussions they stimulated, but are here presented in a new perspective; some others instead are original contributions in related topics. All the papers are written in the clearest possible language, accessible also to students and non-experts of the field, with the intent to attract and introduce them to this topic.
Final acceptance of all the papers in this volume was made by the normal referee procedure and standard practices of AIMS journals.
We wish to thanks all the referees, who kindly agreed to devote their time and effort to read and check all the papers carefully, providing useful comments and recommendations. We are also grateful to all the authors for their great job and the high quality of their contributions. We finally wish to express our gratitude to AIMS and in particular to Prof. Alain Miranville for the opportunity to publish this special issue and for the technical support.
T. J. Sullivan, M. Koslowski, F. Theil, Michael Ortiz. Thermalization of rate-independent processes by entropic regularization. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - S, 2013, 6 (1) : 215-233. doi: 10.3934/dcdss.2013.6.215
Ulisse Stefanelli, Daniel Wachsmuth, Gerd Wachsmuth. Optimal control of a rate-independent evolution equation via viscous regularization. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - S, 2017, 10 (6) : 1467-1485. doi: 10.3934/dcdss.2017076
Alexander Mielke, Riccarda Rossi, Giuseppe Savaré. Modeling solutions with jumps for rate-independent systems on metric spaces. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2009, 25 (2) : 585-615. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2009.25.585
Martin Heida, Alexander Mielke. Averaging of time-periodic dissipation potentials in rate-independent processes. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - S, 2017, 10 (6) : 1303-1327. doi: 10.3934/dcdss.2017070
Michela Eleuteri, Luca Lussardi, Ulisse Stefanelli. A rate-independent model for permanent inelastic effects in shape memory materials. Networks & Heterogeneous Media, 2011, 6 (1) : 145-165. doi: 10.3934/nhm.2011.6.145
Amina Eladdadi, Noura Yousfi, Abdessamad Tridane. Preface: Special issue on cancer modeling, analysis and control. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - B, 2013, 18 (4) : i-iii. doi: 10.3934/dcdsb.2013.18.4i
Martin Kružík, Johannes Zimmer. Rate-independent processes with linear growth energies and time-dependent boundary conditions. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - S, 2012, 5 (3) : 591-604. doi: 10.3934/dcdss.2012.5.591
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