Analysis of the shifted boundary method for the Stokes problem
© 2019 Elsevier B.V. The analysis of stability and accuracy of the shifted boundary method is developed for the Stokes flow equations. The key feature of the shifted boundary method, an embedded finite element method, is the shifting of the location where boundary conditions are applied from the true to a surrogate boundary, and an appropriate modification (shifting) of the value of the boundary conditions. An inf–sup condition is proved for the variational formulation associated to the shifted boundary method and we derive, by way of Strang's second lemma, an optimal error estimate in the natural SBM norm. We also derive an L2-error estimate for the velocity field, by means of an extension of the Aubin–Nitsche approach to embedded, non-consistent, mixed finite element methods.
Atallah, NM; Canuto, C; Scovazzi, G
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