An original, variational formulation of the Virtual Element Method (VEM) is proposed, based on a Hu–Washizu mixed variational statement for 2D linear elastostatics. The proposed variational framework appears to be ideal for the formulation of VEs, whereby compatibility is enforced in a weak sense and the strain model can be prescribed a priori, independently of the unknown displacement model. It is shown how the ensuing freedom in the definition of the strain model can be conveniently exploited for the formulation of self-stabilized and possibly locking-free low order VEs. The superior performances of the VEs formulated within this framework has been verified by application to several numerical tests.

Lamperti, A., Cremonesi, M., Perego, U., Russo, A., Lovadina, C. (2023). A Hu–Washizu variational approach to self-stabilized virtual elements: 2D linear elastostatics. COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS, 71(5), 935-955 [10.1007/s00466-023-02282-2].

A Hu–Washizu variational approach to self-stabilized virtual elements: 2D linear elastostatics

Russo A.;
2023

Abstract

An original, variational formulation of the Virtual Element Method (VEM) is proposed, based on a Hu–Washizu mixed variational statement for 2D linear elastostatics. The proposed variational framework appears to be ideal for the formulation of VEs, whereby compatibility is enforced in a weak sense and the strain model can be prescribed a priori, independently of the unknown displacement model. It is shown how the ensuing freedom in the definition of the strain model can be conveniently exploited for the formulation of self-stabilized and possibly locking-free low order VEs. The superior performances of the VEs formulated within this framework has been verified by application to several numerical tests.
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
Hourglass stabilization; Hu–Washizu formulation; Linear elasticity; Locking-free; Self-stabilized Virtual Elements; Virtual Element Method;
English
28-feb-2023
2023
71
5
935
955
open
Lamperti, A., Cremonesi, M., Perego, U., Russo, A., Lovadina, C. (2023). A Hu–Washizu variational approach to self-stabilized virtual elements: 2D linear elastostatics. COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS, 71(5), 935-955 [10.1007/s00466-023-02282-2].
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