In this work, we consider one key component, namely the wave equation, of a recently proposed space-time variational material model. The overall model is derived from a thermodynamically consistent Hamilton functional in the space-time cylinder in which mechanics, temperature and internal variables couple. Through the derivation, rather unusual end time conditions for the second-order in time wave equation arise. In order to understand their behavior better, we solely focus on the wave equation (neglecting temperature and internal variables) and formulate a Galerkin finite element discretization in time and space. Based on this discretization and the corresponding implementation, some numerical simulations are conducted. Therein, both traditional initial conditions for the displacements and the velocities are considered, as well as our newly proposed conditions for initial time and final time acting on the velocity variable only

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Published on 28/06/24
Accepted on 28/06/24
Submitted on 28/06/24

Volume Multiscale and Multiphysics Systems, 2024
DOI: 10.23967/wccm.2024.036
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA license

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