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Mixed methods for the approximation of liquid crystal flows

Chun Liu, Noel J. Walkington (2002)

ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis - Modélisation Mathématique et Analyse Numérique

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The numerical solution of the flow of a liquid crystal governed by a particular instance of the Ericksen–Leslie equations is considered. Convergence results for this system rely crucially upon energy estimates which involve H 2 ( Ω ) norms of the director field. We show how a mixed method may be used to eliminate the need for Hermite finite elements and establish convergence of the method.

A finite element scheme for the evolution of orientational order in fluid membranes

Sören Bartels, Georg Dolzmann, Ricardo H. Nochetto (2010)

ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis

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We investigate the evolution of an almost flat membrane driven by competition of the homogeneous, Frank, and bending energies as well as the coupling of the local order of the constituent molecules of the membrane to its curvature. We propose an alternative to the model in [J.B. Fournier and P. Galatoa, (1997) 1509–1520; N. Uchida, (2002) 040902] which replaces a Ginzburg-Landau penalization for the length of the order parameter by a rigid constraint. We...

Mixed finite element approximation for a coupled petroleum reservoir model

Mohamed Amara, Daniela Capatina-Papaghiuc, Bertrand Denel, Peppino Terpolilli (2005)

ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis - Modélisation Mathématique et Analyse Numérique

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In this paper, we are interested in the modelling and the finite element approximation of a petroleum reservoir, in axisymmetric form. The flow in the porous medium is governed by the Darcy-Forchheimer equation coupled with a rather exhaustive energy equation. The semi-discretized problem is put under a mixed variational formulation, whose approximation is achieved by means of conservative Raviart-Thomas elements for the fluxes and of piecewise constant elements for the pressure and...

Numerical analysis of a frictionless viscoelastic piezoelectric contact problem

Mikael Barboteu, Jose Ramon Fernández, Youssef Ouafik (2008)

ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis

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In this work, we consider the quasistatic frictionless contact problem between a viscoelastic piezoelectric body and a deformable obstacle. The linear electro-viscoelastic constitutive law is employed to model the piezoelectric material and the normal compliance condition is used to model the contact. The variational formulation is derived in a form of a coupled system for the displacement and electric potential fields. An existence and uniqueness result is recalled. Then, a fully discrete...

A posteriori error analysis of the fully discretized time-dependent Stokes equations

Christine Bernardi, Rüdiger Verfürth (2004)

ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis - Modélisation Mathématique et Analyse Numérique

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The time-dependent Stokes equations in two- or three-dimensional bounded domains are discretized by the backward Euler scheme in time and finite elements in space. The error of this discretization is bounded globally from above and locally from below by the sum of two types of computable error indicators, the first one being linked to the time discretization and the second one to the space discretization.

A mimetic discretization method for linear elasticity

Lourenco Beirão Da Veiga (2010)

ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis

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A Mimetic Discretization method for the linear elasticity problem in mixed weakly symmetric form is developed. The scheme is shown to converge linearly in the mesh size, independently of the incompressibility parameter , provided the discrete scalar product satisfies two given conditions. Finally, a family of algebraic scalar products which respect the above conditions is detailed.