Volume 38, Issue 1
An Error Analysis Method SPP-BEAM and a Construction Guideline of Nonconforming Finite Elements for Fourth Order Elliptic Problems

Jun Hu & Shangyou Zhang

J. Comp. Math., 38 (2020), pp. 195-222.

Published online: 2020-02

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  • Abstract

Under two hypotheses of nonconforming finite elements of fourth order elliptic problems, we present a side–patchwise projection based error analysis method (SPP–BEAM for short). Such a method is able to avoid both the regularity condition of exact solutions in the classical error analysis method and the complicated bubble function technique in the recent medius error analysis method. In addition, it is universal enough to admit generalizations. Then, we propose a sufficient condition for these hypotheses by imposing a set of in some sense necessary degrees of freedom of the shape function spaces. As an application, we use the theory to design a P3 second order triangular H2 non-conforming element by enriching two P4 bubble functions and, another P4 second order triangular H2 nonconforming finite element, and a P3 second order tetrahedral H2 non-conforming element by enriching eight P4 bubble functions, adding some more degrees of freedom.

  • Keywords

Nonconforming finite element, A priori error analysis, Biharmonic equation.

  • AMS Subject Headings

65N30, 73C02

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hujun@math.pku.edu.cn (Jun Hu)

szhang@udel.edu (Shangyou Zhang)

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@Article{JCM-38-195, author = {Hu , Jun and Zhang , Shangyou }, title = {An Error Analysis Method SPP-BEAM and a Construction Guideline of Nonconforming Finite Elements for Fourth Order Elliptic Problems}, journal = {Journal of Computational Mathematics}, year = {2020}, volume = {38}, number = {1}, pages = {195--222}, abstract = {

Under two hypotheses of nonconforming finite elements of fourth order elliptic problems, we present a side–patchwise projection based error analysis method (SPP–BEAM for short). Such a method is able to avoid both the regularity condition of exact solutions in the classical error analysis method and the complicated bubble function technique in the recent medius error analysis method. In addition, it is universal enough to admit generalizations. Then, we propose a sufficient condition for these hypotheses by imposing a set of in some sense necessary degrees of freedom of the shape function spaces. As an application, we use the theory to design a P3 second order triangular H2 non-conforming element by enriching two P4 bubble functions and, another P4 second order triangular H2 nonconforming finite element, and a P3 second order tetrahedral H2 non-conforming element by enriching eight P4 bubble functions, adding some more degrees of freedom.

}, issn = {1991-7139}, doi = {https://doi.org/10.4208/jcm.1811-m2018-0162}, url = {http://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/jcm/13691.html} }
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Under two hypotheses of nonconforming finite elements of fourth order elliptic problems, we present a side–patchwise projection based error analysis method (SPP–BEAM for short). Such a method is able to avoid both the regularity condition of exact solutions in the classical error analysis method and the complicated bubble function technique in the recent medius error analysis method. In addition, it is universal enough to admit generalizations. Then, we propose a sufficient condition for these hypotheses by imposing a set of in some sense necessary degrees of freedom of the shape function spaces. As an application, we use the theory to design a P3 second order triangular H2 non-conforming element by enriching two P4 bubble functions and, another P4 second order triangular H2 nonconforming finite element, and a P3 second order tetrahedral H2 non-conforming element by enriching eight P4 bubble functions, adding some more degrees of freedom.

Jun Hu & Shangyou Zhang. (2020). An Error Analysis Method SPP-BEAM and a Construction Guideline of Nonconforming Finite Elements for Fourth Order Elliptic Problems. Journal of Computational Mathematics. 38 (1). 195-222. doi:10.4208/jcm.1811-m2018-0162
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