Analysis of some mixed finite element methods for plane elasticity equations

Authors:
J. Pitkäranta and R. Stenberg

Journal:
Math. Comp. **41** (1983), 399-423

MSC:
Primary 65N15; Secondary 73K25

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717693

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Abstract: We analyze some mixed finite element methods, based on rectangular elements, for solving the two-dimensional elasticity equations. We prove error estimates for a method proposed by Taylor and Zienkiewicz and for some new variants of the known equilibrium methods. A numerical example is given demonstrating the performance of the various algorithms considered.

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