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A priori and a posteriori analysis of the quasinonlocal quasicontinuum method in 1D
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For a next-nearest neighbour pair interaction model in a periodic domain, a priori and a posteriori analyses of the quasinonlocal quasicontinuum method (QNL-QC) are presented. The results are valid for large deformations and essentially guarantee a one-to-one correspondence between atomistic solutions and QNL-QC solutions. The analysis is based on consistency error estimates in negative norms, novel a priori and a posteriori stability estimates, and a quantitative inverse function theorem.
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Additional Information
  • Christoph Ortner
  • Affiliation: Mathematical Institute, 24-29 St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3LB, United Kingdom
  • MR Author ID: 803698
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  • Received by editor(s): November 7, 2009
  • Received by editor(s) in revised form: May 15, 2010
  • Published electronically: December 31, 2010
  • Additional Notes: This work was supported by the EPSRC Critical Mass Programme “New Frontiers in the Mathematics of Solids”.
  • © Copyright 2010 American Mathematical Society
    The copyright for this article reverts to public domain 28 years after publication.
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 80 (2011), 1265-1285
  • MSC (2010): Primary 65N12, 65N15, 70C20
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  • MathSciNet review: 2785458