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The set of non-linear equations occurring in the step-by-step solution of quasi-static elastoplastic problems is usually solved using iterative techniques such as the Quasi-Newton (QN) or the Secant Newton (SN) techniques. In order to deal with failures of these methods in certain circumstances, continuation methods, such as the Arc-Length (AL) method, were introduced. This paper discusses how the QN/SN techniques may be combined with the AL method in the indirect method of solution. Two specific methods are used: the (unsymmetric) Broyden update and the BFGS update. The Broyden update is left formally unchanged, upgrading from standard to arc-length control, whereas the BFGS update needs to be more deeply corrected. The Broyden method is used as a reference method in order to study the impact of the correction on the BFGS formula. An homogeneous test and the notched bar test of Marques are used as an illustration.

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Authors: PEGON P, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Conférence Européenne sur les Nouvelles Avancées en Calcul des Structures, Giens (FR), April 2-5, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35964 ORA
Record Number: 199110374 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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