### Error estimates for the ultra weak variational formulation in linear elasticity

We prove error estimates for the ultra weak variational formulation (UWVF) in 3D linear elasticity. We show that the UWVF of Navier’s equation can be derived as an upwind discontinuous Galerkin method. Using this observation, error estimates are investigated applying techniques from the theory of discontinuous Galerkin methods. In particular, we derive a basic error estimate for the UWVF in a discontinuous Galerkin type norm and then an error estimate in the L() norm in terms of the best approximation...