A reliable incremental method of computing the limit load in deformation plasticity based on compliance : Continuous and discrete setting
Haslinger, J., Repin, S., & Sysala, S. (2016). A reliable incremental method of computing the limit load in deformation plasticity based on compliance : Continuous and discrete setting. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 303, 156-170. doi:10.1016/j.cam.2016.02.035
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The aim of this paper is to introduce an enhanced incremental procedure that can be used for the numerical evaluation and reliable estimation of the limit load. A conventional incremental method of limit analysis is based on parametrization of the respective variational formulation by the loading parameter ζ ∈ (0, ζlim), where ζlim is generally unknown. The enhanced incremental procedure is operated in terms of an inverse mapping ψ : α 7→ ζ where the parameter α belongs to (0, +∞) and its physical meaning is work of applied forces at the equilibrium state. The function ψ is continuous, nondecreasing and its values tend to ζlim as α → +∞. Reduction of the problem to a finite element subspace associated with a mesh Th generates the discrete limit parameter ζlim,h and the discrete counterpart ψh to the function ψ. We prove pointwise convergence ψh → ψ and specify a class of yield functions for which ζlim,h → ζlim. These convergence results enable to find reliable lower and upper bounds of ζlim. Numerical tests confirm computational efficiency of the suggested method. ...