Analysis of a modified second-order mixed hybrid BDM1 finite element method for transport problems in divergence form
We prove optimal second order convergence of a modified lowest-order Brezzi-Douglas-Marini (BDM1) mixed finite element scheme for advection-diffusion problems in divergence form. If advection is present, it is known that the total flux is approximated only with first-order accuracy by the classical BDM1 mixed method, which is suboptimal since the same order of convergence is obtained if the computationally less expensive Raviart-Thomas (RT0) element is used. The modification that was first proposed by Brunner et al. [Adv. Water Res., 35 (2012),pp. 163-171] is based on the hybrid problem formulation and consists in using the Lagrange multipliers for the discretization of the advective term instead of the cellwise constant approximation of the scalar unknown.
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