We consider a practical finite element approximation of a three-dimensional model for the crystallization of polymers. The model is a system consisting of a parabolic PDE for the thermal balance coupled with several nonlinear ODEs for the crystallization kinetics. The isokinetic assumption implies a non-Lipschitz continuous dependence of the kinetic equations on the crystalline volume fraction. Piecewise linear elements are used for temperature and piecewise constants for the kinetic variables. The numerical algorithm is simple and easy to implement on a computer. A linear system with the same symmetric positive definite matrix has to be solved per time step. We prove optimal linear L(infinity)L(1) a priori error estimates in terms of both discretization parameters, using monotonicity and L(1) techniques. A relevant simulation in 3-D with axial symmetry shows qualitative agreement of the mathematical model with experimental results.

A P1-P0 finite element method for a model of polymer crystallization / X. Jiang, R.H. Nochetto, C. Verdi. - In: COMPUTER METHODS IN APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING. - ISSN 0045-7825. - 125:1-4(1995), pp. 303-317.

A P1-P0 finite element method for a model of polymer crystallization

C. Verdi
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1995

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We consider a practical finite element approximation of a three-dimensional model for the crystallization of polymers. The model is a system consisting of a parabolic PDE for the thermal balance coupled with several nonlinear ODEs for the crystallization kinetics. The isokinetic assumption implies a non-Lipschitz continuous dependence of the kinetic equations on the crystalline volume fraction. Piecewise linear elements are used for temperature and piecewise constants for the kinetic variables. The numerical algorithm is simple and easy to implement on a computer. A linear system with the same symmetric positive definite matrix has to be solved per time step. We prove optimal linear L(infinity)L(1) a priori error estimates in terms of both discretization parameters, using monotonicity and L(1) techniques. A relevant simulation in 3-D with axial symmetry shows qualitative agreement of the mathematical model with experimental results.
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