Optimal parameter for the stabilised five-field extended Hu–Washizu formulation





Partial differential equation, finite element method, elasticity problem, Five-field formulation, Hu-Washizu formulation


We present a mixed finite element method for the elasticity problem. We expand the standard Hu–Washizu formulation to include a pressure unknown and its Lagrange multiplier. By doing so, we derive a five-field formulation. We apply a biorthogonal system that leads to an efficient numerical formulation. We address the coercivity problem by adding a stabilisation term with a parameter. We also present an analysis of the optimal choices of parameter approximation.


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Author Biographies

Muhammad Ilyas, University of Newcastle, Australia

PhD Graduate

Bishnu P. Lamichhane, The University of Newcastle

Senior Lecturer





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