Analysis of mixed finite elements methods for the Stokes problem: a unified approach

Author:
Rolf Stenberg

Journal:
Math. Comp. **42** (1984), 9-23

MSC:
Primary 76-08; Secondary 76D07

MathSciNet review:
725982

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Abstract: We develop a method for the analysis of mixed finite element methods for the Stokes problem in the velocity-pressure formulation. A technical "macroelement condition", which is sufficient for the classical Babuška-Brezzi inequality to be valid, is introduced. Using this condition,we are able to verify the stability, and optimal order of convergence, of several known mixed finite element methods.

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