A generalized constitutive relation error is proposed in an analogous form to Fenchel-Young inequality on the basis of the key idea of Legendre-Fenchel duality theory. The generalized constitutive relation error is linked with the global errors of some admissible solutions for the problem in question, and is of wide applicability, especially in a posteriori error estimations of numerical methods. A class of elliptic variational inequalities is examined using the proposed approach and a strict upper bound of global energy errors of admissible solutions is obtained.
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|