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Re: [Getfem-users] Hyperelastic law Benchmark

From: Konstantinos Poulios
Subject: Re: [Getfem-users] Hyperelastic law Benchmark
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:57:56 +0200

Dear David

Have you tried the high level generic assembly language for this?

In principle you should be able to provide GetFEM with your energy density function and let GetFEM do the necessary derivations.

Instead of


you have to call

(md, mim, "0.5*C*(exp([[bf,bfs,bfs],[bfs,bt,bt],[bfs,bt,bt]]:(Green_Lagrangian(Grad_u+Id(3)).*Green_Lagrangian(Grad_u+Id(3))))-1)");

with C,bf,bfs and bt scalar parameters defined with  md.add_initialized_scalar_data(...).

I hope I got the _expression_ from the paper right. Can you give it a try?

Then the other question is how the applied surface pressure p is distributed, if it is a follower load you need a more complex _expression_ than


Because "Normal" is in the undeformed configuration.


On Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 3:58 PM, David Danan <address@hidden> wrote:
Dear Getfem users,

i am trying to implement a new hyperelastic law and, in order to validate my results, i am using the following Benchmark

There are 3 problems, for now i am working on the first one that is to say the deformation of a 3D rectangular beam clamped on one side and with a pressure applied to the bottom face.

While the deformed configuration given by Getfem is relatively close to the reference(s) solution(s) provided by the benchmark, a visible difference between them still remains and i don't understand where it comes from.

The material is governed by a transversely isotropic constitutive law with an incompressibility constraint, often used in cardiac modelling, where the strain energy function is a function of the components of the Green–Lagrange strain tensor E.

I tried 2 differents implementations of this law:
-the first use the symmetry of the Green-Lagrange strain tensor to simplify the strain energy function
-The second does not (ergo it is necessary to write the 9 components of the second piola Kirchhoff stress tensor and the 81 components of the fourth order tensor)

Please find enclosed
-the comparison in the first case: Results.png
-the comparison in the second case: Results_nosym.png (slightly better results but 15 times as slow as the first version)
-the python program used to compute the derivative and second derivative of the strain energy function in the first case.
-the implementation of the laws in and getfem_nonlinear_elasticity.h
-The program and Guccione.param used to produce these very pictures

in both pictures, the reference solution is in grey.
The computation uses Q2/Q1 elements (displacement/lagrange multiplier), since there is no restrictions regarding these aspects.
I have tried with a quasi-incompressibility condition instead of the Lagrangian multiplier: same result (which was to be expected).
I have also tried with other meshes (more or less refined) used by other teams but in vain.

Could someone have a look and provide some advices regarding this case/tell me what i am doing wrong?

Thanks a lot.

Yours sincerely,

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