[Dune] Mixed Finite Element Methods

Tatiana Voitovich tvoitovich at uct.cl
Tue Jan 27 12:56:35 CET 2009

Hello Arne,

perhaps, you could also have a look on so-called Local Dicontinuous Galerkin
methods (LDG) for elliptic problems, it allows you to use the same
finite element spaces for both the solution p and components of the
flux vector u.

Best regards,
Tatiana Voitovich

> Hello!
> I want to create a mixed FEM-solver to the elliptic problem
>    -div( a grad(p) ) = f in Omega
>                    p = 0 on dOmega.
> In several articles I have come across, they decompose this problem
> into a system of first order equations. The flux vector u is defined
> as, u= -a grad(p). They choose the Raviart-Thomas space as solution
> space for u. Are there available basis functions for these spaces
> within DUNE, or is it possible to use a different approach to solve
> the problem?
> Thanks!
> Best regards,
> Arne Rekdal

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