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Stabilized Galerkin approximation of convection-diffusion-reaction equations: Discrete maximum principle and convergence

Burman, E; Ern, A; (2005) Stabilized Galerkin approximation of convection-diffusion-reaction equations: Discrete maximum principle and convergence. Mathematics of Computation , 74 (252) pp. 1637-1652. 10.1090/S0025-5718-05-01761-8. Gold open access

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Abstract

We analyze a nonlinear shock-capturing scheme for H1-conform-ing, piecewise-affine finite element approximations of linear elliptic problems. The meshes are assumed to satisfy two standard conditions: a local quasi-uniformity property and the Xu-Zikatanov condition ensuring that the stiffness matrix associated with the Poisson equation is an M-matrix. A discrete maximum principle is rigorously established in any space dimension for convection-diffusion-reaction problems. We prove that the shock-capturing finite element solution converges to that without shock-capturing if the cell Péclet numbers are sufficiently small. Moreover, in the diffusion-dominated regime, the difference between the two finite element solutions super-converges with respect to the actual approximation error. Numerical experiments on test problems with stiff layers confirm the sharpness of the a priori error estimates.

Type: Article
Title: Stabilized Galerkin approximation of convection-diffusion-reaction equations: Discrete maximum principle and convergence
Open access status: An open access publication
DOI: 10.1090/S0025-5718-05-01761-8
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-05-01761-8
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2005 American Mathematical Society. The copyright for this article reverts to public domain 28 years after publication.
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1384765
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