By Roland Glowinski, Patrick Le Tallec

ISBN-10: 0898712300

ISBN-13: 9780898712308

ISBN-10: 1613447485

ISBN-13: 9781613447482

A necessity for a deeper figuring out of the convergence homes of augmented Lagrangian algorithms and in their dating to operator-splitting equipment equivalent to alternating-methods path and the improvement of extra effective algorithms triggered the authors to jot down this e-book. the quantity is orientated to purposes in continuum mechanics. This quantity bargains with the numerical simulation of the habit of constant media through augmented Lagrangian and operator-splitting equipment (coupled to finite-element approximations). It starts with an outline of the mechanical and mathematical frameworks of the thought of functions in addition to a common research of the elemental numerical tools also used to review them. those principles are then utilized to express sessions of mechanical difficulties.

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2) to times n A t , n EN, and replace the time-derivative aV/at by the finite difference vn+l -8n At where, for all n, 8" is an approximation of ii( n At). 2) to a finite sequence of quasi-static problems with unknown 8" in a similar manner to the problems treated in 6 2. 4. Elastoviscoplasticity in small strains. 1. Mechanical equations. Let us consider a continuous body made of an elastoviscoplastic material that occupies a domain R c R' in its reference configuration, that is fixed on the part rl of the boundary r of R, and that is subjected to given body forces f and surface tractions g applied on the part Tz= r - rl of its boundary.

In an attempt to simplify the presentation, in this section we shall limit ourselves to a particularly simple finite-dimensional problem, as follows. 1) J(~)=i(Av,v)-(b,~), . where ( -, ) denotes the canonical Euclidian inner product in R". 2) CENB), where R ( B ) = { q l q ~ F t ~3 ,v ~ R "such that q=Bv}. We consider the minimization problem Find u E H such that v v E H, J(u) 5 J(v) where H = {v I v E R", Bv = c}. 3) admits a unique solution. 2. Augmented Lagrangian formulation. 3) into an unconstrained problem, namely, minimize {J(v)+ (p, Bv-c)}.

Therefore, the resulting algorithms may be slow and, to improve the speed of convergence, one may think of conjugate-gradient variants of the original algorithms. An alternative might be, as suggested in Hestenes [ 19691 and Powell [19691, to improve the conditioning of the original problem by using an appropriate augmented Lagrangian formulation. This leads to optimization techniques usually referred to as augmented Lagrangian methods, which converge faster. There is a large literature devoted to augmented Lagrangian methods; two books that contain a large number of references pertinent to augmented Lagrangian methods and also information of a historical character are Bertsekas [1982] and Gill, Murray, and Wright [1981, Chap.

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