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A unified computational framework for bulk and surface elasticity theory: a curvilinear-coordinate-based finite element methodology. (English) Zbl 1311.74091
Summary: A curvilinear-coordinate-based finite element methodology is presented as a basis for a straightforward computational implementation of the theory of surface elasticity that mimics the underlying mathematical and geometrical concepts. An efficient formulation is obtained by adopting the same methodology for both the bulk and the surface. The key steps to evaluate the hyperelastic constitutive relations at the level of the quadrature point in a finite element scheme using this unified approach are provided. The methodology is illustrated through selected numerical examples.

74M25 Micromechanics of solids
74S05 Finite element methods applied to problems in solid mechanics
53A45 Differential geometric aspects in vector and tensor analysis
74A05 Kinematics of deformation
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