Multilevel algorithms for mixed problems. II: Treatment of the mini- element. (English) Zbl 0669.65083

The author presents a multilevel algorithm for the mixed finite element approximation of the Stokes problem by the mini-element. The mini-element does not fit into the abstract framework of part I [ibid. 21, 264-271 (1984; Zbl 0534.65065)] because the bubble functions, essential for the stability of the mini-element, are not local when passing from a coarse to fine grid. A theory is developed based on the strengthened Cauchy inequality to bound this effect.
Reviewer: J.Mandel


65N22 Numerical solution of discretized equations for boundary value problems involving PDEs
65N30 Finite element, Rayleigh-Ritz and Galerkin methods for boundary value problems involving PDEs
76D05 Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible viscous fluids
65F10 Iterative numerical methods for linear systems
35Q30 Navier-Stokes equations
76D07 Stokes and related (Oseen, etc.) flows


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