AUXILIARY PRINCEPLE AND ERROR ESTIMATES FOR VARIATIONAL INEQUALITIES

  • NOOR, MUHAMMED ASLAM (Mathematics Department, College of Science, King Saud University)
  • Received : 1992.05.21
  • Published : 1993.07.01

Abstract

The auxiliary principle technique is used to prove the uniqueness and the existence of solutions for a class of nonlinear variational inequalities and suggest an innovative iterative algorithm for computing the approximate solution of variational inequalities. Error estimates for the finite element approximation of the solution of variational inequalities are derived, which refine the previous known results. An example is given to illustrate the applications of the results obtained. Several special cases are considered and studied.

Keywords

Variational inequalities;auxiliary principle;iterative algorithm;finite element error estimates