Surface electrostatics - Theory and computations

Chatzigeorgiou G, Javili A, Steinmann P (2014)

Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2014


Publisher: Royal Society, The

Book Volume: 470

Pages Range: -

Journal Issue: 2164

DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2013.0628


The objective of this work is to study the electrostatic response of materials accounting for boundary surfaces with their own (electrostatic) constitutive behaviour. The electric response of materials with (electrostatic) energetic boundary surfaces (surfaces that possess material properties and constitutive structures different from those of the bulk) is formulated in a consistent manner using a variational framework. The forces and moments that appear due to bulk and surface electric fields are also expressed in a consistent manner. The theory is accompanied by numerical examples on porous materials using the finite-element method, where the influence of the surface electric permittivity on the electric displacement, the polarization stress and the Maxwell stress is examined.

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Chatzigeorgiou, G., Javili, A., & Steinmann, P. (2014). Surface electrostatics - Theory and computations. Proceedings of the Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, 470(2164), -.


Chatzigeorgiou, Georgios, Ali Javili, and Paul Steinmann. "Surface electrostatics - Theory and computations." Proceedings of the Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences 470.2164 (2014): -.

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