Mixed variational principles in space and time for elastodynamics analysis

M. B. Quadrelli, S. N. Atluri

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Nonlinear elastodynamics problems are approached from the point of view of a mixed variational principle. It is shown that four different functionals lead to different formulations of the problem with different independent fields. One of the functionals is specialized to the case of spatial beams undergoing large deformations, and small strains. The extension of these functionals to the case in which kinematic constraints are presented leads to the useful concept of dual constraints, which can be advantageously employed in treating problems involving contact, impact, and changing topology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-208
Number of pages16
JournalActa Mechanica
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1999


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