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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computational Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics
- Subject Classifications: AMS(MOS): 65N30, 73C35, 73K25, CR: G1.8