Volume 14, Issue 2
A Simple Finite Element Method for Non-Divergence form Elliptic Equations

L. Mu & X. Ye

Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 14 (2017), pp. 306-311.

Published online: 2016-05

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We develop a simple finite element method for solving second order elliptic equations in non-divergence form by combining least squares concept with discontinuous approximations. This simple method has a symmetric and positive definite system and can be easily analyzed and implemented. Also general meshes with polytopal element and hanging node can be used in the method. We prove that our finite element solution approaches to the true solution when the mesh size approaches to zero. Numerical examples are tested that demonstrate the robustness and flexibility of the method.

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Finite element methods, non-divergence form elliptic equations, polyhedral meshes.

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35R35, 49J40, 60G40

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We develop a simple finite element method for solving second order elliptic equations in non-divergence form by combining least squares concept with discontinuous approximations. This simple method has a symmetric and positive definite system and can be easily analyzed and implemented. Also general meshes with polytopal element and hanging node can be used in the method. We prove that our finite element solution approaches to the true solution when the mesh size approaches to zero. Numerical examples are tested that demonstrate the robustness and flexibility of the method.

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We develop a simple finite element method for solving second order elliptic equations in non-divergence form by combining least squares concept with discontinuous approximations. This simple method has a symmetric and positive definite system and can be easily analyzed and implemented. Also general meshes with polytopal element and hanging node can be used in the method. We prove that our finite element solution approaches to the true solution when the mesh size approaches to zero. Numerical examples are tested that demonstrate the robustness and flexibility of the method.

L. Mu & X. Ye. (1970). A Simple Finite Element Method for Non-Divergence form Elliptic Equations. International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling. 14 (2). 306-311. doi:
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