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Title: A posteriori error estimation in the finite element method
Author: Ainsworth, Mark
ISNI:       0000 0001 1768 948X
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 1989
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The work broadly consists of two parts. In the first part we construct a framework for analyzing and developing a posteriori error estimators for use in the finite element solution of elliptic partial differential equations which have smooth solutions. The analysis makes use of complementary variational principles and the superconvergence phenomenon associated with the finite element method. The second part generalizes these results to the important case when the solution of the boundary value problem contains singularities. It is shown how the classical techniques may be easily modified to perform satisfactorily for the singular case.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Applied mathematics