On Boundary-Galerkin and Hybrid Finite Element Methods in Elasticity

  • J. J. Grannell
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The classical method of Trefftz consists of minimizing the energy error over the finite-energy solutions of the equilibrium equations. The method of Reissner [4] (also [3]) is equivalent. Analysis of the methods and of their coupling with domain methods requires an alternative formulation of the theory of elasticity. The three-dimensional case is considered (similar results hold in two dimensions). The elastic body occupies a region Ω with Lipschitz boundary Γ.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Grannell
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematical PhysicsUniversity CollegeCorkIreland

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