Hybrid high-order methods for the elliptic obstacle problem

Abstract : Hybrid high-order methods are introduced and analyzed for the elliptic obstacle problem in two and three space dimensions. The methods are formulated in terms of face unknowns which are polynomials of degree $k=0$ or $k=1$ and in terms of cell unknowns which are polynomials of degree $l=0$. The discrete obstacle constraints are enforced on the cell unknowns. Higher polynomial degrees are not considered owing to the modest regularity of the exact solution. A priori error estimates of optimal order, that is, up to the expected regularity of the exact solution, are shown. Specifically, for $k=1$, the method employs a local quadratic reconstruction operator and achieves an energy-error estimate of order $h^{\frac32-\epsilon}$, $\epsilon>0$. To our knowledge, this result fills a gap in the literature for the quadratic approximation of the three-dimensional obstacle problem. Numerical experiments in two and three space dimensions illustrate the theoretical results.
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Matteo Cicuttin, Alexandre Ern, Thirupathi Gudi. Hybrid high-order methods for the elliptic obstacle problem. 2019. ⟨hal-01718883v2⟩

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