Finite elements for electrorheological fluids

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Lars Diening, LMU Munich, Germany Joint work with L. C. Berselli, D. Breit, and S. Schwarzacher Electrorheological fluids have the property that their viscosity changes when an electric field is applied. The friction term of the model behaves like the p-Laplacian, where the exponent p additionally depends on the electrical field. We study the finite element approximation of the steady flow.