Picture of person typing on laptop with programming code visible on the laptop screen

World class computing and information science research at Strathclyde...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including by researchers from the Department of Computer & Information Sciences involved in mathematically structured programming, similarity and metric search, computer security, software systems, combinatronics and digital health.

The Department also includes the iSchool Research Group, which performs leading research into socio-technical phenomena and topics such as information retrieval and information seeking behaviour.

Explore

hp-Approximation theory for BDFM/RT finite elements and applications

Ainsworth, M. and Pinchedez, K. (2003) hp-Approximation theory for BDFM/RT finite elements and applications. SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, 40 (6). pp. 2047-2068. ISSN 0036-1429

Full text not available in this repository. Request a copy from the Strathclyde author

Abstract

We study approximation properties of hp-finite element subspaces of $oldsymbol{mathsf{H}}(mathop{{ m div}},Omega)$ and $oldsymbol{mathsf{H}}(mathop{{ m rot}},Omega)$ on a polygonal domain $Omega$ using Brezzi--Douglas--Fortin--Marini (BDFM) or Raviart--Thomas (RT) elements. Approximation theoretic results are derived for the hp-version finite element method on non-quasi-uniform meshes of quadrilateral elements with hanging nodes for functions belonging to weighted Sobolev spaces ${oldsymbol{mathsf{H}}}_{omega}^{s,ell}(Omega)$ and the countably normed spaces $pmb{{cal B}}_{w}^{ell}(Omega)$. These results culminate in a proof of the characteristic exponential convergence property of the hp-version finite element method on suitably designed meshes under similar conditions needed for the analysis of the ${oldsymbol{mathsf{H}}}^{1}(Omega)$ case. By way of illustration, exponential convergence rates are deduced for mixed hp-approximation of flow in porous media.