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This work discusses the role of highly anisotropic interfacial energy for problems involving a material void in a linearly elastic solid. Using the calculus of variations it is shown that the qualitative features of the equilibrium shape of the void demonstrate a strong dependence on the smoothness and convexity of the interfacial energy.



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Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées, 96, 6, 591-639.