C0 interior penalty methods for a dynamic nonlinear beam model

Jeongho Ahn, Seulip Lee, Eun Jae Park

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In this work, we aim to develop efficient numerical schemes for a nonlinear fourth-order partial differential equation arising from the so-called dynamic Gao beam model. We use C0 interior penalty finite element methods over the spatial domain to set up the semi-discrete formulations. Convergence results for the semi-discrete case are shown, based on a truncated variational formulation and its equivalent abstract formulations. We combine time discretizations to derive fully discrete numerical formulations. Newton's method is applied to compute one time step numerical solutions of a nonlinear system. Two numerical examples are provided: one supports our theoretical results and the other presents a buckling state of the Gao beams.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)685-700
Number of pages16
JournalApplied Mathematics and Computation
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec 15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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