JournalsifbVol. 7 , No. 3DOI 10.4171/ifb/122

An algorithm for the elastic flow of surfaces

  • Raluca E. Rusu

    Universität Freiburg, Germany
An algorithm for the elastic flow of surfaces cover

Abstract

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.