Flux Reconstruction for Goal-Oriented A Posteriori Error Estimation Academic Article uri icon


  • We propose a new heuristic goal-oriented a posteriori error estimator that connects the dual weighted residual method with equilibrated a posteriori error estimation. Our numerical experiments demonstrate the practical reliability of the error estimator, confirming theoretical predictions, as well as optimally convergent adaptivity even over singular domains and coarse meshes. The central algorithm is a localized flux reconstruction, which has been implemented in the finite element library deal.II. For a solid preparation we assess the performance of the equilibrated a posteriori error estimator of the energy norm in numerical experiments. Moreover, we give what seems to be first rigorous discussion in the numerical literature of localized flux reconstruction over quadrilateral meshes with hanging nodes.

author list (cited authors)

  • Licht, M., & Maier, M.

complete list of authors

  • Licht, Martin||Maier, Matthias

publication date

  • July 2017