Hexahedral H(div) and H(curl) finite elements*

Richard S. Falk; Paolo Gatto; Peter Monk

ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis (2011)

  • Volume: 45, Issue: 1, page 115-143
  • ISSN: 0764-583X

Abstract

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We study the approximation properties of some finite element subspaces of H(div;Ω) and H(curl;Ω) defined on hexahedral meshes in three dimensions. This work extends results previously obtained for quadrilateral H(div;Ω) finite elements and for quadrilateral scalar finite element spaces. The finite element spaces we consider are constructed starting from a given finite dimensional space of vector fields on the reference cube, which is then transformed to a space of vector fields on a hexahedron using the appropriate transform (e.g., the Piola transform) associated to a trilinear isomorphism of the cube onto the hexahedron. After determining what vector fields are needed on the reference element to insure O(h) approximation in L2(Ω) and in H(div;Ω) and H(curl;Ω) on the physical element, we study the properties of the resulting finite element spaces.

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Falk, Richard S., Gatto, Paolo, and Monk, Peter. "Hexahedral H(div) and H(curl) finite elements*." ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis 45.1 (2011): 115-143. <http://eudml.org/doc/197512>.

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