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Spectral approximations by the HDG method

By J. Gopalakrishnan, F. Li, N. -C. Nguyen and J. Peraire


We consider the numerical approximation of the spectrum of a second-order elliptic eigenvalue problem by the hybridizable discontinuous Galerkin (HDG) method. We show for problems with smooth eigenfunctions that the approximate eigenvalues and eigenfunctions converge at the rate 2k+1 and k+1, respectively. Here k is the degree of the polynomials used to approximate the solution, its flux, and the numerical traces. Our numerical studies show that a Rayleigh quotient-like formula applied to certain locally postprocessed approximations can yield eigenvalues that converge faster at the rate 2k + 2 for the HDG method as well as for the Brezzi-Douglas-Marini (BDM) method. We also derive and study a condensed nonlinear eigenproblem for the numerical traces obtained by eliminating all the other variables

Topics: Mathematics - Numerical Analysis
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.1090/S0025-5718-2014-02885-8
OAI identifier: oai:arXiv.org:1207.1181

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