Published in Monograph Series on Computational Modeling of Forming Processes, Angelet de Saracibar (ed.), Monograph CMFP2, 76pp., CIMNE, 2004, ISBN: 84-95999-62-5
The use of stabilization methods is becoming an increasingly well-accepted technique due to their success in dealing with numerous numerical pathologies that arise in a variety of applications in computational mechanics. In this monograph a multiscale finite element method technique to deal with pressure stabilization of nearly incompressibility problems in nonlinear solid mechanics at small and finite deformations J2 plasticity is presented. A mixed formulation involving pressure and displacement fields is used as starting point. Within the finite element discretization setting, continuous linear interpolation for both fields is considered. To overcome the Babuˇska-Brezzi stability condition, a multiscale stabilization method based on the Orthogonal Subgrid Scale (OSGS) technique is introduced. Suitable nonlinear expression of the stabilization parameters are proposed. The main advantage of the method is the possibility of using linear triangular or tetrahedral finite elements, which are easy to generate and, therefore, very convenient for practical industrial applications. Numerical results obtained using the OSGS stabilization technique are compared with results provided by the P1 standard Galerkin displacements linear triangular/tehrahedral element, P1/P1 standard mixed linear displacements/ linear pressure triangular/tetrahedral element and Q1/P0 mixed bilinear/ trilinear displacements/constant pressure quadrilateral/hexahedral element for 2D/3D nearly incompressible problems in the context of nonlinear small and finite deformation J2 plasticity models.
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