By Mircea Sofonea

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45). 45) coincide as long as these inequalities hold. This mathematical simpliﬁcation of the damage source function is not very restrictive since in applications truncating φF r and restricting ζ and ε(u) to ζ∗ ≤ ζ and ε(u) ≤ e∗ , for appropriate choices of ζ∗ and e∗ , will provide suﬃciently accurate description of the system’s evolution. 52), we conclude that the results for the problems considered in Part III are valid when using it. Finally, we note that the study of models with φF r , without truncation, encounters severe mathematical diﬃculties and remains an unresolved problem.

Recall that ·, · 1/2 and ·, · Γ denote the duality pairings between H −1/2 (Γ) and H 1/2 (Γ), HΓ and HΓ , respectively. For ξ ∈ HΓ its normal component and tangential part are the elements ξν ∈ H −1/2 (Γ) and ξ τ ∈ Hτ (Γ), deﬁned, respectively, as ξν , ξ 1/2 = ξ , ξν Γ ∀ ξ ∈ H 1/2 (Γ), ξ τ , ξ τ = ξ , ξ Γ ∀ ξ ∈ Hτ (Γ). 20) The mapping ξ → (ξν , ξ τ ) is an isomorphism from HΓ onto H −1/2 (Γ) × Hτ (Γ). 20), that ξ ,ξ Γ = ξν , ξν 1/2 + ξτ , ξτ ∀ ξ ∈ H Γ , ξ ∈ HΓ . 21) We use these notions to introduce the normal and tangential components of the displacement and stress ﬁelds, in the sense of traces.

36 2. Preliminaries on Functional Analysis This is a Hilbert space with the canonical inner product (χ, ξ)HΓ = (χi , ξi )1/2 , 1 where (·, ·)1/2 denotes the inner product on H 2 (Γ). , HΓ = H − 2 (Γ)d . The duality pairing between these spaces will be denoted by ·, · Γ . If ξ = (ξi ) ∈ L2 (Γ)d then ξ ∈ HΓ and ξ ,ξ Γ = Γ ξi ξi da ∀ ξ = (ξi ) ∈ HΓ . Let Γ1 be a measurable subset of Γ such that meas (Γ1 ) > 0. In the study of contact problems, we will frequently use the following subspace of H1 , V = { v ∈ H1 : v = 0 on Γ1 }.