Weighted regularization of Maxwell equations in polyhedral domains. A rehabilitation of Nodal finite elements. (English) Zbl 1019.78009

Authors’ abstract: We present a new method of regularizing time harmonic Maxwell equations by a grad-div term adapted to the geometry of the domain. This method applies to polygonal domains in two dimensions as well as to polyhedral domains in three dimensions. In the presence of reentrant corners or edges, the usual regularization is known to produce wrong solutions due to the non-density of smooth fields in the variational space. We get rid of this undesirable effect by the introduction of special weights inside the divergence integral. Standard finite elements can then be used for the approximation of the solution. This method proves to be numerically efficient.


78M10 Finite element, Galerkin and related methods applied to problems in optics and electromagnetic theory
65N30 Finite element, Rayleigh-Ritz and Galerkin methods for boundary value problems involving PDEs
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