Mesh modification for evolution equations

Author:
Todd Dupont

Journal:
Math. Comp. **39** (1982), 85-107

MSC:
Primary 65M60

MathSciNet review:
658215

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Abstract: Finite element methods for which the underlying function spaces change with time are studied. The error estimates produced are all in norms that are very naturally associated with the problems. In some cases the Galerkin solution error can be seen to be quasi-optimal. K. Miller's moving finite element method is studied in one space dimension; convergence is proved for the case of smooth solutions of parabolic problems. Most, but not all, of the analysis is done on linear problems. Although second order parabolic equations are emphasized, there is also some work on first order hyperbolic and Sobolev equations.

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