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An H^1-Galerkin Mixed Method for Second Order Hyperbolic Equations

A. K. Pani

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Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 1 (2004), pp. 111-130

Published online: 2004-01

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An H^1- Galerkin mixed finite element method is discussed for a class of second order hyperbolic problems. It is proved that the Galerkin approximations have the same rates of convergence as in the classical mixed method, but without LBB stability condition and quasi-uniformity requirement on the finite element mesh. Compared to the results proved for one space variable, the L^inf(L^2)-estimate of the stress is not optimal with respect to the approximation property for the problems in two and three space dimensions. It is further noted that if the Raviart- Thomas spaces are used for approximating the stress, then optimal estimate in L^inf(L^2)-norm is achieved using the new formulation. Finally, without restricting the approximating spaces for the stress, a modification of the method is proposed and analyzed. This confirms the findings in a single space variable and also improves upon the order of convergence of the classical mixed procedure under an extra regularity assumption on the exact solution.

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Second order wave equation LBB condition H^1 Galerkin mixed finite element method semidiscrete scheme completely discrete method optimal error estimates

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65M60 65M15 65M12

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TY - JOUR T1 - An H^1-Galerkin Mixed Method for Second Order Hyperbolic Equations AU - A. K. Pani JO - International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling VL - 2 SP - 111 EP - 130 PY - 2004 DA - 2004/01 SN - 1 DO - http://doi.org/ UR - https://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/ijnam/969.html KW - Second order wave equation KW - LBB condition KW - H^1 Galerkin mixed finite element method KW - semidiscrete scheme KW - completely discrete method KW - optimal error estimates AB - An H^1- Galerkin mixed finite element method is discussed for a class of second order hyperbolic problems. It is proved that the Galerkin approximations have the same rates of convergence as in the classical mixed method, but without LBB stability condition and quasi-uniformity requirement on the finite element mesh. Compared to the results proved for one space variable, the L^inf(L^2)-estimate of the stress is not optimal with respect to the approximation property for the problems in two and three space dimensions. It is further noted that if the Raviart- Thomas spaces are used for approximating the stress, then optimal estimate in L^inf(L^2)-norm is achieved using the new formulation. Finally, without restricting the approximating spaces for the stress, a modification of the method is proposed and analyzed. This confirms the findings in a single space variable and also improves upon the order of convergence of the classical mixed procedure under an extra regularity assumption on the exact solution.
A. K. Pani. (1970). An H^1-Galerkin Mixed Method for Second Order Hyperbolic Equations. International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling. 1 (2). 111-130. doi:
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