A key issue in Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) non-linear solid mechanics is the correct treatment of the convection terms in the constitutive equation. These convection terms, which reflect the relative motion between the finite element mesh and the material, are found for both transient and quasistatic ALE analyses. It is shown in this paper that the same explicit algorithms can be employed to handle the convection terms of the constitutive equation for both types of analyses. The most attractive consequence of this fact is that a quasistatic simulation can be upgraded from Updated Lagrangian (UL) to ALE without significant extra computational cost. These ideas are illustrated by means of two numerical examples.
CitationRodríguez, A.; Casadei, F.; Huerta, A. ALE stress update for transient and quasistatic processes. "International journal for numerical methods in engineering", Setembre 1998, vol. 43, núm. 2, The definitive version is available at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/10005244/abstract, p. 241-262.
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