Soap film spanning an elastic link

Alfredo Marzocchi, Luca Lussardi, Giulia Bevilacqua

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We study the equilibrium problem of a system consisting by several Kirchhoff rods linked in an arbitrary way and tied by a soap film, using techniques of the Calculus of Variations. We prove the existence of a solution with minimum energy, which may be quite irregular, and perform experiments confirming the kind of surface predicted by the model.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalQuarterly of Applied Mathematics
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Kirchhoff-Plateau problem, Soap Film, Variational Methods


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