We present and analyze a pollution-free Petrov–Galerkin multiscale finite element method for the Helmholtz problem with large wave number as a variant of Peterseim (2014). We use standard continuous finite elements at a coarse discretization scale as trial functions, whereas the test functions are computed as the solutions of local problems at a finer scale . The diameter of the support of the test functions behaves like for some oversampling parameter . Provided is of the order of and is sufficiently small, the resulting method is stable and quasi-optimal in the regime where is proportional to . In homogeneous (or more general periodic) media, the fine scale test functions depend only on local mesh-configurations. Therefore, the seemingly high cost for the computation of the test functions can be drastically reduced on structured meshes. We present numerical experiments in two and three space dimensions.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Computer methods in applied mechanics and engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|