## Details

Originalsprache | Englisch |
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Seiten (von - bis) | 1639-1660 |

Seitenumfang | 22 |

Fachzeitschrift | Computers and Mathematics with Applications |

Jahrgang | 76 |

Ausgabenummer | 7 |

Frühes Online-Datum | 21 Juli 2018 |

Publikationsstatus | Veröffentlicht - 1 Okt. 2018 |

## Abstract

We consider higher order finite element discretizations of a nonlinear variational inequality formulation arising from an obstacle problem with the p-Laplacian differential operator for p∈(1,∞). We prove an a priori error estimate and convergence rates with respect to the mesh size h and in the polynomial degree q under assumed regularity. Moreover, we derive a general a posteriori error estimate which is valid for any uniformly bounded sequence of finite element functions. All our results contain the known results for the linear case of p=2. We present numerical results on the improved convergence rates of adaptive schemes (mesh size adaptivity with and without polynomial degree adaptation) for the singular case of p=1.5 and for the degenerated case of p=3.

## ASJC Scopus Sachgebiete

- Mathematik (insg.)
**Modellierung und Simulation**- Informatik (insg.)
**Theoretische Informatik und Mathematik**- Mathematik (insg.)
**Computational Mathematics**

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**Higher order FEM for the obstacle problem of the p-Laplacian: A variational inequality approach.**/ Banz, Lothar; Lamichhane, Bishnu P.; Stephan, Ernst P.

in: Computers and Mathematics with Applications, Jahrgang 76, Nr. 7, 01.10.2018, S. 1639-1660.

Publikation: Beitrag in Fachzeitschrift › Artikel › Forschung › Peer-Review

*Computers and Mathematics with Applications*, Jg. 76, Nr. 7, S. 1639-1660. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.camwa.2018.07.016

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Higher order FEM for the obstacle problem of the p-Laplacian

T2 - A variational inequality approach

AU - Banz, Lothar

AU - Lamichhane, Bishnu P.

AU - Stephan, Ernst P.

N1 - Funding information: The visit of the third author to the University of Newcastle, Australia was partially supported by the priority research centre of the University of Newcastle for Computer-Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications . He expresses his sincere thanks to Bishnu Lamichhane for his hospitality during the visit.

PY - 2018/10/1

Y1 - 2018/10/1

N2 - We consider higher order finite element discretizations of a nonlinear variational inequality formulation arising from an obstacle problem with the p-Laplacian differential operator for p∈(1,∞). We prove an a priori error estimate and convergence rates with respect to the mesh size h and in the polynomial degree q under assumed regularity. Moreover, we derive a general a posteriori error estimate which is valid for any uniformly bounded sequence of finite element functions. All our results contain the known results for the linear case of p=2. We present numerical results on the improved convergence rates of adaptive schemes (mesh size adaptivity with and without polynomial degree adaptation) for the singular case of p=1.5 and for the degenerated case of p=3.

AB - We consider higher order finite element discretizations of a nonlinear variational inequality formulation arising from an obstacle problem with the p-Laplacian differential operator for p∈(1,∞). We prove an a priori error estimate and convergence rates with respect to the mesh size h and in the polynomial degree q under assumed regularity. Moreover, we derive a general a posteriori error estimate which is valid for any uniformly bounded sequence of finite element functions. All our results contain the known results for the linear case of p=2. We present numerical results on the improved convergence rates of adaptive schemes (mesh size adaptivity with and without polynomial degree adaptation) for the singular case of p=1.5 and for the degenerated case of p=3.

KW - A posteriori error estimate

KW - A priori error estimate

KW - hq-adaptive FEM

KW - p-Laplacian obstacle problem

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85050095261&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.camwa.2018.07.016

DO - 10.1016/j.camwa.2018.07.016

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JO - Computers and Mathematics with Applications

JF - Computers and Mathematics with Applications

SN - 0898-1221

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