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 pā(1,ā). 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 pā(1,ā). 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
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U2 - 10.1016/j.camwa.2018.07.016
DO - 10.1016/j.camwa.2018.07.016
M3 - Article
AN - SCOPUS:85050095261
VL - 76
SP - 1639
EP - 1660
JO - Computers and Mathematics with Applications
JF - Computers and Mathematics with Applications
SN - 0898-1221
IS - 7
ER -