Analysis of a mixed discontinuous Galerkin method for the time-harmonic Maxwell equations with minimal smoothness requirements

Kaifang Liu*, Dietmar Gallistl, Matthias Schlottbom, Jaap J.W. van der Vegt

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Abstract

An error analysis of a mixed discontinuous Galerkin (DG) method with lifting operators as numerical fluxes for the time-harmonic Maxwell equations with minimal smoothness requirements is presented. The key difficulty in the error analysis for the DG method is that due to the low regularity the tangential trace of the exact solution is not well defined on the faces of the computational mesh. This difficulty is addressed by adopting the face-to-cell lifting introduced by Ern & Guermond (2021, Quasi-optimal nonconforming approximation of elliptic PDEs with contrasted coefficients and H1+r⁠, r>0⁠, regularity. Found. Comput. Math., 1–36). To obtain optimal local interpolation estimates, we introduce Scott–Zhang-type interpolations that are well defined for H(curl) and H(div) functions with minimal regularity requirements. As a by-product of penalizing the lifting of the tangential jumps, an explicit and easily computable stabilization parameter is given.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2320–2351
JournalIMA Journal of Numerical Analysis
Volume23
Issue number4
Early online date19 Aug 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2023

Keywords

  • UT-Hybrid-D

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