A weighted-norm first-order system least-squares (FOSLS) method for div/curl problems with edge singularities is presented. Traditional finite element methods, including least-squares methods, often suffer from a global loss of accuracy due to the influence of a nonsmooth solution near polyhedral edges. By minimizing a modified least-squares functional, optimal accuracy in weighted and nonweighted norms is recovered. Error estimates with and without mesh refinements are presented, and numerical results are given to confirm the theory.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Numerical Analysis
- Computational Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics