Adaptive discontinuous galerkin approximations to fourth order parabolic problems
journal contributionposted on 01.10.2019, 14:25 by Emmanuil H. Georgoulis, Juha M. Virtanen
An adaptive algorithm, based on residual type a posteriori indicators of errors measured in L < sup > ∞ < /sup > (L < sup > 2 < /sup > ) and L < sup > 2 < /sup > (L < sup > 2 < /sup > ) norms, for a numerical scheme consisting of implicit Euler method in time and discontinuous Galerkin method in space for linear parabolic fourth order problems is presented. The a posteriori analysis is performed for convex domains in two and three space dimensions for local spatial polynomial degrees r ≥ 2. The a posteriori estimates are then used within an adaptive algorithm, highlighting their relevance in practical computations, by resulting in substantial reduction of computational effort.