A semi implicit fully discrete finite element scheme for the computation of the parametric elastic flow of two dimensional surfaces in \( \r^3 \) based on a variational form is presented. Linear finite elements are used for the space discretization of a mixed formulation. Time discretization is carried out by a semi implicit method to linearize the problem.
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Raluca E. Rusu, An algorithm for the elastic flow of surfaces. Interfaces Free Bound. 7 (2005), no. 3, pp. 229–239DOI 10.4171/IFB/122