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Subdivision based mixed methods for isogeometric analysis of linear and nonlinear nearly incompressible materials

Kadapa, C.; Dettmer, W.G.; Peri?, D.


W.G. Dettmer

D. Peri?


This paper addresses the use of isogeometric analysis to solve solid mechanics problems involving nearly incompressible materials. The present work is focused on extension of two-field mixed variational formulations in both small and large strains to isogeometric analysis. Inf–sup stable displacement–pressure combinations for mixed formulations are developed based on the subdivision property of NURBS. Stability and convergence properties of the proposed displacement–pressure combinations are illustrated by computing numerical inf–sup constants and error norms. The performance of the proposed formulations is assessed by studying several benchmark examples involving nearly incompressible and incompressible elastic and elasto-plastic materials in both small and large strain regime.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 9, 2016
Online Publication Date Mar 16, 2016
Publication Date 2016-06
Deposit Date Aug 29, 2022
Journal Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Print ISSN 0045-7825
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 305
Pages 241-270
Keywords Isogeometric analysis, Mixed Galerkin formulations, Nearly incompressible materials, Subdivision stabilisation, Inf–Sup stability, Elasto-plastic material models
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