Almost optimal interior penalty discontinuous approximations of symmetric elliptic problems on non-matching grids Academic Article uri icon


  • We consider an interior penalty discontinuous approximation for symmetric elliptic problems of second order on non-matching grids in this paper. The main result is an almost optimal error estimate for the interior penalty approximation of the original problem based on partitioning of the domain into a finite number of subdomains. Further, an error analysis for the finite element approximation of the penalty formulation is given. Finally, numerical experiments on a series of model second order problems are presented.

author list (cited authors)

  • Lazarov, R. D., Pasciak, J. E., Schöberl, J., & Vassilevski, P. S.

citation count

  • 6

publication date

  • August 2003