Numerische Mathematik

, Volume 52, Issue 1, pp 33–43

A quadratic finite element method for solving biharmonic problems in ℝn

  • Vitoriano Ruas

DOI: 10.1007/BF01401020

Cite this article as:
Ruas, V. Numer. Math. (1987) 52: 33. doi:10.1007/BF01401020


A family of simplicial finite element methods having the simplest possible structure, is introduced to solve biharmonic problems in ℝn,n≧3, using the primal variable. The family is inspired in the MORLEY triangle for the two dimensional case, and in some sense this element can be viewed as its member corresponding to the valuen=2.

Subject Classifications

AMS (MOS): 65N30CR: G1.8

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© Springer-Verlag 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vitoriano Ruas
    • 1
  1. 1.Pontificia Universidade CatólicaRio de Janeiro