A new mixed formulation for elasticity

Douglas N. Arnold, Richard S. Falk

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We propose a new mixed variational formulation for the equations of linear elasticity. It does not require symmetric tensors and consequently is easy to discretize by adapting mixed finite elements developed for scalar second order elliptic equations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-30
Number of pages18
JournalNumerische Mathematik
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1988


  • Subject Classifications: AMS(MOS): 65N30, 73C35, 73K25, CR: G1.8


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