Numerische Mathematik

, Volume 48, Issue 4, pp 447–462 | Cite as

On the construction of optimal mixed finite element methods for the linear elasticity problem

  • Rolf Stenberg
Numerical Approximation of Transverse Shearing Stress in Bent Plates


The mixed finite element method for the linear elasticity problem is considered. We propose a systematic way of designing methods with optimal convergence rates for both the stress tensor and the displacement. The ideas are applied in some examples.

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AMS(MOS): 65N30 CR: G1.8 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rolf Stenberg
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  1. 1.Institute of MathematicsHelsinki University of TechnologyEspoo 15Finland

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