In this paper we review the hypercircle method of Prager and Synge. This theory inspired several studies and induced an active research in the area of a posteriori error analysis. In particular, we review the Braess-Schöberl error estimator in the context of the Poisson problem. We discuss adaptive finite element schemes based on two variants of the estimator and we prove the convergence and optimality of the resulting algorithms.
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|