A Stable Cut Finite Element Method for Partial Differential Equations on Surfaces: The Helmholtz-Beltrami Operator. (arXiv:1810.04217v1 [math.NA])

We consider solving the surface Helmholtz equation on a smooth two dimensional surface embedded into a three dimensional space meshed with tetrahedra. The mesh does not respect the surface and thus the surface cuts through the elements. We consider a Galerkin method based on using the restrictions of continuous piecewise linears defined on the tetrahedra to the surface as trial and test functions.Using a stabilized method combining Galerkin least squares stabilization and a penalty on the gradient jumps we obtain stability of the discrete formulation under the condition $h k < C$, where $h$ denotes the mesh size, $k$ the wave number and $C$ a constant depending mainly on the surface curvature $\kappa$, but not on the surface/mesh intersection. Optimal error estimates in the $H^1$ and $L^2$-norms follow. 查看全文>>