A New Hybrid Staggered Discontinuous Galerkin Method on General Meshes

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Original languageEnglish
Article number12
Journal / PublicationJournal of Scientific Computing
Issue number1
Online published8 Jan 2020
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes


A novel high-order hybrid staggered discontinuous Galerkin method for general meshes is proposed to solve general second order elliptic problems. Our new formulation is related to standard staggered discontinuous Galerkin method, but more flexible and cost effective: rough grids are allowed and the size of the final system is remarkably reduced thanks to the partial hybridization. Optimal convergence estimates for both the scalar and vector variables are developed. Moreover, superconvergent results with respect to discrete H1 norm and L2 norm for the scalar variable are proved and negative norm error estimates for both the scalar and vector variables are also developed. On the other hand, mesh adaptation is particularly simple since hanging nodes are allowed, which makes the proposed method well suited for adaptive mesh refinement. Therefore, we design a residual type a posteriori error estimator, and the reliability and local efficiency of the error estimator are proved. Numerical experiments confirm the theoretical findings.

Research Area(s)

  • A posteriori error estimator, DG method, General mesh, Hanging nodes, Lagrange multiplier, Partial hybridization, Rough grids, Staggered grids