We design and analyze a new adaptive stabilized finite element method. We construct a discrete approximation of the solution in a continuous trial space by minimizing the residual measured in a dual norm of a discontinuous test space that has inf–sup stability. We formulate this residual minimization as a stable saddle-point problem, which delivers a stabilized discrete solution and a residual representation that drives the adaptive mesh refinement. Numerical results on an advection–reaction model problem show competitive error reduction rates when compared to discontinuous Galerkin methods on uniformly refined meshes and smooth solutions. Moreover, the technique leads to optimal decay rates for adaptive mesh refinement and solutions having sharp layers.
|Journal||Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering|
|State||Published - 1 May 2020|
- Adaptive mesh refinement
- Discontinuous Petrov–Galerkin
- Inf–sup stability
- Residual minimization
- Stabilized finite elements