MIXED FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR LINEAR VISCOELASTICITY USING WEAK SYMMETRY

MARIE E. ROGNES, RAGNAR WINTHER
2010 Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences  
Small deformations of a viscoelastic body are considered through the linear Maxwell and Kelvin-Voigt models in the quasi-static equilibrium. A robust mixed finite element method, enforcing the symmetry of the stress tensor weakly, is proposed for these equations on simplicial tessellations in two and three dimensions. A priori error estimates are derived and numerical experiments presented. The approach can be applied to general models for linear viscoelasticity and thus offers a unified framework.
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doi:10.1142/s0218202510004490 fatcat:gzcfg2rzkjfqnjbxp3kgwg3cra