Accession Number:

ADA279868

Title:

Pollution Error in the h-Version of the Finite Element Method and the Local Quality of A-Posteriori Error Estimators

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK INST FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Report Date:

1994-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

162.0

Abstract:

In this work we study the pollution-error in the h-version of the finite element method and its effect on the local quality of a-posteriori error estimators. We show that the pollution-effect in an interior subdomain depends on the relationship between the mesh inside and outside the subdomain and the smoothness of the exact solution. We also demonstrate that it is possible to guarantee the quality of local error-estimators in the interior of a finite- element mesh-patch of interest by employing meshes which axe sufficiently refined outside the patch.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE