AN EFFICIENT IMPLEMENTATION OF BDM MIXED METHODS FOR SECOND ORDER ELLIPTIC PROBLEMS

  • Kim, J.H. (Department of Mathematics, KAIST)
  • Published : 2003.12.25

Abstract

BDM mixed methods are obtained for a good approximation of velocity for flow equations. In this paper, we study an implementation issue of solving the algebraic system arising from the BDM mixed finite elements. First we discuss post-processing based on the use of Lagrange multipliers to enforce interelement continuity. Furthermore, we establish an equivalence between given mixed methods and projection finite element methods developed by Chen. Finally, we present the implementation of the first order BDM on rectangular grids and show it is as simple as solving the pressure equation.