#### Abstract

A new mixed finite element method for computing viscoelastic flows is presented. The mixed formulation is based on the introduction of the rate of deformation tensor as an additional unknown. Contrary to the popular EVSS method [D. Rajagopalan, R.A. Brown and R.C. Armstrong, J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech., 36 (1990) 1591, no change of variable is performed… (More)