Determination of a linear crack in an elastic body from boundary measurements-lipschitz stability

Elena Beretta, Elisa Francini, Sergio Vessella

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We discuss the stability issue for the problem of determining a thin inclusion in a homogeneous isotropic elastic body from boundary measurements. This problem is severely ill-posed, but in this paper we prove that by restricting ourselves to the class of thin neighborhoods of line segments, a Lipschitz stability estimate holds

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)984-1002
Number of pages19
JournalSIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008



  • Cracks
  • Inverse problems
  • Linear elasticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analysis
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

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