Finite elements with displacement interpolated embedded localization lines insensitive to mesh size and distortions

Eduardo N. Dvorkin, Alberto M. Cuitiño, Gustavo Gioia

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A new finite element formulation aimed at the solution of problems involving strain localization is presented. The proposed formulation incorporates displacement interpolated embedded localization lines. Results are shown to converge to an ‘exact solution’ when the mesh is refined and also to be quite insensitive to mesh distortions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-564
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 20 1990
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Engineering(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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