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Finite element approximation
to a contact problem
in linear thermoelasticity

Author: M. I. M. Copetti
Journal: Math. Comp. 68 (1999), 1013-1024
MSC (1991): Primary 65N30, 65N15
Published electronically: February 19, 1999
MathSciNet review: 1627854
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Abstract: A finite element approximation to the solution of a one-dimensional linear thermoelastic problem with unilateral contact of the Signorini type and heat flux is proposed. An error bound is derived and some numerical experiments are performed.

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M. I. M. Copetti
Affiliation: Departamento de Matemática, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, 97119-900 Santa Maria, RS, Brasil

Keywords: Thermoelasticity, finite element method
Received by editor(s): May 7, 1997
Received by editor(s) in revised form: January 6, 1998
Published electronically: February 19, 1999
Additional Notes: This work was partially supported by CNPq (grant 300766/92)
Article copyright: © Copyright 1999 American Mathematical Society