Volume 55, Number 5, September-October 2021
|Page(s)||2503 - 2533|
|Published online||29 October 2021|
Basic convergence theory for the network element method
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Accepted: 26 September 2021
A recent paper introduced the network element method (NEM) where the usual mesh was replaced by a discretization network. Using the associated network geometric coefficients and following the virtual element framework, a consistent and stable numerical scheme was proposed. The aim of the present paper is to derive a convergence theory for the NEM under mild assumptions on the exact problem. We also derive basic error estimates, which are sub-optimal in the sense that we have to assume more regularity than usual.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 65N30 / 65N12 / 65N15
Key words: Meshless methods / virtual element method / network element method
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