Stabilised/Nitsche’s method for Contact Problems

Por Juha Videman (CAMGSD, Instituto Superior Técnico).

Abstract: Stabilization of mixed finite element methods for saddle point problems is a well-established technique that allows one to use finite element spaces that do not satisfy the Babuska-Brezzi condition. They were introduced and analysed in 80’s by Hughes, Franca, Brezzi, Pitkäranta and others. The analysis has, however, suffered from the fact that full regularity of the exact solution needs to be assumed.