Convergence and quasi-optimality of an adaptive finite element method for controlling L 2 errors Academic Article uri icon


  • In this paper, a contraction property is proved for an adaptive finite element method for controlling the global L2 error on convex polyhedral domains. Furthermore, it is shown that the method converges in L2 with the best possible rate. The method that is analyzed is the standard adaptive method except that, if necessary, additional refinements are made to keep the meshes sufficiently mildly graded. This modification does not compromise the quasi-optimality of the resulting algorithm. 2010 The Author(s).

published proceedings

  • Numerische Mathematik

author list (cited authors)

  • Demlow, A., & Stevenson, R.

citation count

  • 20

complete list of authors

  • Demlow, Alan||Stevenson, Rob

publication date

  • February 2011