The Nitsche method is a method of “weak imposition” of the inhomogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions for partial differential equations. This paper explains stability and convergence study of the Nitsche method applied to evolutionary diffusion–advection-reaction equations. We mainly discuss a general space semidiscrete scheme including not only the standard finite element method but also Isogeometric Analysis. Our method of analysis is a variational one that is a popular method for studying elliptic problems. The variational method enables us to obtain the best approximation property directly. Actually, results show that the scheme satisfies the inf-sup condition and Galerkin orthogonality. Consequently, the optimal order error estimates in some appropriate norms are proven under some regularity assumptions on the exact solution. We also consider a fully discretized scheme using the backward Euler method. Numerical example demonstrate the validity of those theoretical results.
|Number of pages||30|
|Journal||Japan Journal of Industrial and Applied Mathematics|
|Publication status||Published - 2019 Jan 15|
- Diffusion–advection-reaction equation
- Inf-sup condition
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Mathematics