Local flux conservative numerical methods for the second order elliptic equations

Sunyoung Bu, Won Tak Hong, June Yub Lee

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A discontinuous Galerkin type nonconforming element method and a local flux matching nonconforming element method for the second order elliptic boundary value problems are presented. Both of these methods enjoy the local flux conservation property. The local flux matching method finds a numerical solution in the same solution space of the DG type nonconforming element method, but it achieves much faster iterative convergence speed by embedding continuity requirement in the approximation functions rather than using constraint equations that are used in the DG type nonconforming element method. The merits of the proposed local flux matching method are as follows: the formulation of the method is simple and the solution satisfies local flux conservation property. Moreover, it can be easily applied to general elliptic equations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-543
Number of pages15
JournalJapan Journal of Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 2013

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Priority Research Centers Program (2009-093827) and the Basic Science Research Program (2012-002298) through the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea.


  • Elliptic boundary value problem Nonconforming element
  • Finite volume method
  • Local flux conservation


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