Journal of Scientific Computing

, Volume 54, Issue 1, pp 177–199 | Cite as

Analysis of an Interior Penalty Method for Fourth Order Problems on Polygonal Domains

  • Thirupathi GudiEmail author
  • Hari Shanker Gupta
  • Neela Nataraj


Error analysis for a stable C 0 interior penalty method is derived for general fourth order problems on polygonal domains under minimal regularity assumptions on the exact solution. We prove that this method exhibits quasi-optimal order of convergence in the discrete H 2, H 1 and L 2 norms. L norm error estimates are also discussed. Theoretical results are demonstrated by numerical experiments.


Finite element C0 interior penalty Discontinuous Galerkin Error estimate Fourth order 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thirupathi Gudi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hari Shanker Gupta
    • 1
  • Neela Nataraj
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia

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