MIXED FINITE VOLUME METHOD ON NON-STAGGERED GRIDS FOR THE SIGNORINI PROBLEM

  • Received : 2008.11.14
  • Published : 2008.12.25

Abstract

In this work we propose a mixed finite volume method for the Signorini problem which are based on the idea of Keller's finite volume box method. The triangulation may consist of both triangles and quadrilaterals. We choose the first-order nonconforming space for the scalar approximation and the lowest-order Raviart-Thomas vector space for the vector approximation. It will be shown that our mixed finite volume method is equivalent to the standard nonconforming finite element method for the scalar variable with a slightly modified right-hand side, which are crucially used in a priori error analysis.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Kangwon National University