The virtual element method for linear elastodynamics models. Design, analysis, and implementation

12/15/2019 ∙ by P. F. Antonietti, et al. ∙ 0

We design the conforming virtual element method for the numerical simulation of two dimensional time-dependent elastodynamics problems. We investigate the performance of the method both theoretically and numerically. We prove the stability and the convergence of the semi-discrete approximation in the energy norm and derive optimal error estimates. We also show the convergence in the L^2 norm. The performance of the virtual element method is assessed on a set of different computational meshes, including non-convex cells up to order four in the h-refinement setting. Exponential convergence is also experimentally seen in the p-refinement setting.

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