Semismooth Newton method for Bingham flow

Alexei Gazca (FAU Erlangen-N├╝rnberg, 🇩🇪)
Friday session 2 (Zoom) (15:00–16:30 GMT)
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We propose a semismooth Newton method for non-Newtonian models of incompressible flow where the constitutive relation between the shear stress and the symmetric velocity gradient is given implicitly; as a motivating example we consider the Bingham model for viscoplastic flow. The proposed method avoids the use of variational inequalities and is based on a particularly simple regularisation for which the (weak) convergence of the approximate stresses is known to hold. The system is analysed at the function space level and results in mesh-independent behaviour of the nonlinear iterations.