An adaptive time‐stepping algorithm for quasistatic processes

A. H. van den Boogaard*, R. De Borst, P. A.J. van den Bogert

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A scheme is presented that automatically determines the magnitude of the time step in quasistatic boundary value problems discretized via some customary method (finite elements, finite differences). The basic idea stems from the path‐following techniques widely employed in purely static analyses in the sense that the incremental displacements, measured in some suitable norm, are constrained to a prefixed value. Examples of trusses composed of a viscoelastic material are included to demonstrate the effectiveness of the method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)837-844
Number of pages8
JournalCommunications in numerical methods in engineering
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes


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