A higher order finite volume method for elliptic problems is proposed for arbitrary order p ∈ ℕ. Piecewise polynomial basis functions are used as trial functions while the control volumes are constructed by a vertex-centered technique. The discretization is tested on numerical examples utilizing triangles and quadrilaterals in 2D. In these tests the optimal error is achieved in the H 1-norm. The error in the L 2-norm is one order below optimal for even polynomial degrees and optimal for odd degrees.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Modeling and Simulation
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
- Computational Theory and Mathematics