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Chapter 12

A Mixed Domain Decomposition Approach

L. Champaney1 and D. Dureisseix2

1Laboratoire de Mécanique et Technologie (LMT), ENS Cachan/CNRS/University of Paris VI, Cachan, France
2Laboratoire de Mécanique et Génie Civil (LMGC), University of Montpellier II/CNRS, France

Full Bibliographic Reference for this chapter
L. Champaney, D. Dureisseix, "A Mixed Domain Decomposition Approach", in F. Magoulès, (Editor), "Mesh Partitioning Techniques and Domain Decomposition Methods", Saxe-Coburg Publications, Stirlingshire, UK, Chapter 12, pp 293-320, 2007. doi:10.4203/csets.17.12
Keywords: LATIN, contact, friction, damage, multiscale.

This chapter is dedicated to Professor Pierre Ladevèze on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

As two former students of Pierre Ladevèze, the authors have both had the opportunity to work with domain decomposition methods in their research and teaching activities. Pierre initiated a mixed domain decomposition method within the framework of the LArge Time INcrement method. Such an approach is described herein, and its usefulness is exemplified for non-linear problems involving unilateral conditions, such as contact problems. Friction and damage can be taken into account, and an extension to a multilevel scheme is also described.

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