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A boundary multivalued integral “equation” approach to the semipermeability problem

Jaroslav Haslinger, Charalambos C. Baniotopoulos, Panagiotis D. Panagiotopoulos (1993)

Applications of Mathematics

The present paper concerns the problem of the flow through a semipermeable membrane of infinite thickness. The semipermeability boundary conditions are first considered to be monotone; these relations are therefore derived by convex superpotentials being in general nondifferentiable and nonfinite, and lead via a suitable application of the saddlepoint technique to the formulation of a multivalued boundary integral equation. The latter is equivalent to a boundary minimization problem with a small...

A class of minimum principles for characterizing the trajectories and the relaxation of dissipative systems

Michael Ortiz, Alexander Mielke (2008)

ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations

This work is concerned with the reformulation of evolutionary problems in a weak form enabling consideration of solutions that may exhibit evolving microstructures. This reformulation is accomplished by expressing the evolutionary problem in variational form, i.e., by identifying a functional whose minimizers represent entire trajectories of the system. The particular class of functionals under consideration is derived by first defining a sequence of time-discretized minimum problems and subsequently...

A class of minimum principles for characterizing the trajectories and the relaxation of dissipative systems

Alexander Mielke, Michael Ortiz (2007)

ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations

This work is concerned with the reformulation of evolutionary problems in a weak form enabling consideration of solutions that may exhibit evolving microstructures. This reformulation is accomplished by expressing the evolutionary problem in variational form, i.e., by identifying a functional whose minimizers represent entire trajectories of the system. The particular class of functionals under consideration is derived by first defining a sequence of time-discretized minimum problems and...

A comparison of solvers for linear complementarity problems arising from large-scale masonry structures

Mark Ainsworth, L. Angela Mihai (2006)

Applications of Mathematics

We compare the numerical performance of several methods for solving the discrete contact problem arising from the finite element discretisation of elastic systems with numerous contact points. The problem is formulated as a variational inequality and discretised using piecewise quadratic finite elements on a triangulation of the domain. At the discrete level, the variational inequality is reformulated as a classical linear complementarity system. We compare several state-of-art algorithms that have...

A convergence result for evolutionary variational inequalities and applications to antiplane frictional contact problems

Mircea Sofonea, Mohamed Ait Mansour (2004)

Applicationes Mathematicae

We consider a class of evolutionary variational inequalities depending on a parameter, the so-called viscosity. We recall existence and uniqueness results, both in the viscous and inviscid case. Then we prove that the solution of the inequality involving viscosity converges to the solution of the corresponding inviscid problem as the viscosity converges to zero. Finally, we apply these abstract results in the study of two antiplane quasistatic frictional contact problems with viscoelastic and elastic...

A finite element analysis for elastoplastic bodies obeying Hencky's law

Ivan Hlaváček (1981)

Aplikace matematiky

Using the Haar-Kármán principle, approximate solutions of the basic boundary value problems are proposed and studied, which consist of piecewise linear stress fields on composite triangles. The torsion problem is solved in an analogous manner. Some convergence results are proven.

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