A Posteriori Local Discontinuous Galerkin Error Estimation for Two-Dimensional Convection–Diffusion Problems

Mahboub Baccouch, Slimane Adjerid

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We present a simple, efficient, and asymptotically correct a posteriori error estimates for a minimal dissipation local discontinuous Galerkin method applied to two-dimensional diffusion and convection–diffusion problems on rectangular meshes. The finite element spaces are obtained by performing a local error analysis and a posteriori error estimates are computed by solving local problems on each element. We present computational results for several problems to show the efficiency and accuracy of our error estimates. It is shown that even in the presence of boundary layers our error estimates converge to the true error under mesh refinement when Shishkin meshes are used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)399-430
Number of pages32
JournalJournal of Scientific Computing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014



  • A posteriori error estimates
  • Convection–diffusion problems
  • Local discontinuous Galerkin method
  • Superconvergence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Engineering(all)
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

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