An optimal scaling law for finite element approximations of a variational problem with non-trivial microstructure

Andrew Lorent

ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis (2010)

  • Volume: 35, Issue: 5, page 921-934
  • ISSN: 0764-583X

Abstract

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In this note we give sharp lower bounds for a non-convex functional when minimised over the space of functions that are piecewise affine on a triangular grid and satisfy an affine boundary condition in the second lamination convex hull of the wells of the functional.

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Lorent, Andrew. "An optimal scaling law for finite element approximations of a variational problem with non-trivial microstructure." ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis 35.5 (2010): 921-934. <http://eudml.org/doc/197548>.

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