The virtual element method is well suited to the formulation of arbitrarily regular Galerkin approximations of elliptic partial differential equations of order 2p1, for any integer p1 ≥ 1. In fact, the virtual element paradigm provides a very effective design framework for conforming, finite dimensional subspaces of Hp2(ω), ω being the computational domain and p2 ≥ p1 another suitable integer number. In this review, we first present an abstract setting for such highly regular approximations and discuss the mathematical details of how we can build conforming approximation spaces with a global high-order regularity on ω. Then, we illustrate specific examples in the case of second- and fourth-order partial differential equations, that correspond to the cases p1 = 1 and 2, respectively. Finally, we investigate numerically the effect on the approximation properties of the conforming highly-regular method that results from different choices of the degree of continuity of the underlying virtual element spaces and how different stabilization strategies may impact on convergence.

A review on arbitrarily regular conforming virtual element methods for second- and higher-order elliptic partial differential equations

Antonietti P. F.;Verani M.
2021-01-01

Abstract

The virtual element method is well suited to the formulation of arbitrarily regular Galerkin approximations of elliptic partial differential equations of order 2p1, for any integer p1 ≥ 1. In fact, the virtual element paradigm provides a very effective design framework for conforming, finite dimensional subspaces of Hp2(ω), ω being the computational domain and p2 ≥ p1 another suitable integer number. In this review, we first present an abstract setting for such highly regular approximations and discuss the mathematical details of how we can build conforming approximation spaces with a global high-order regularity on ω. Then, we illustrate specific examples in the case of second- and fourth-order partial differential equations, that correspond to the cases p1 = 1 and 2, respectively. Finally, we investigate numerically the effect on the approximation properties of the conforming highly-regular method that results from different choices of the degree of continuity of the underlying virtual element spaces and how different stabilization strategies may impact on convergence.
2021
arbitrarily regular conforming approximation spaces
second- and higher-order elliptic PDEs
Virtual element methods
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