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Error Estimates and Superconvergence of RT0 Mixed Methods for a Class of Semilinear Elliptic Optimal Control Problems

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 May 2015

Yanping Chen*
Affiliation:
School of Mathematical Sciences, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, Guangdong, China
Tianliang Hou*
Affiliation:
School of Mathematical Sciences, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, Guangdong, China Research Institute of Hong Kong Baptist University in Shenzhen, Shenzhen 518057, Guangdong, China
*
Corresponding author.Email address:yanpingchen@scnu.edu.cn
Corresponding author.Email address:htlchb@163.com
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Abstract

In this paper, we will investigate the error estimates and the superconvergence property of mixed finite element methods for a semilinear elliptic control problem with an integral constraint on control. The state and co-state are approximated by the lowest order Raviart-Thomas mixed finite element and the control variable is approximated by piecewise constant functions. We derive some superconvergence properties for the control variable and the state variables. Moreover, we derive L- and H−1 -error estimates both for the control variable and the state variables. Finally, a numerical example is given to demonstrate the theoretical results.

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