Robust a Posteriori Error Estimation for a Singularly Perturbed Reaction–Diffusion Equation on Anisotropic Tetrahedral Meshes
Author: Kunert, G.
Source: Advances in Computational Mathematics, Volume 15, Numbers 1-4, November 2001 , pp. 237-259(23)
Abstract:We consider a singularly perturbed reaction–diffusion problem and derive and rigorously analyse an a posteriori residual error estimator that can be applied to anisotropic finite element meshes. The quotient of the upper and lower error bounds is the so-called matching function which depends on the anisotropy (of the mesh and the solution) but not on the small perturbation parameter. This matching function measures how well the anisotropic finite element mesh corresponds to the anisotropic problem. Provided this correspondence is sufficiently good, the matching function is O(1). Hence one obtains tight error bounds, i.e. the error estimator is reliable and efficient as well as robust with respect to the small perturbation parameter. A numerical example supports the anisotropic error analysis.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Fakultät Mathematik, TU Chemnitz, D-09107 Chemnitz, Germany E-mail: email@example.com
Publication date: November 1, 2001