A new mixed formulation for elasticity

Douglas N. Arnold, Richard Falk

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-30
Number of pages18
JournalNumerische Mathematik
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


  • Subject Classifications: AMS(MOS): 65N30, 73C35, 73K25, CR: G1.8

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