On the error estimates of a hybridizable discontinuous Galerkin method for second-order elliptic problem with discontinuous coefficients

Gang Chen, Jintao Cui

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Hybridizable discontinuous Galerkin (HDG) methods retain the main advantages of standard discontinuous Galerkin (DG) methods, including their flexibility in meshing, ease of design and implementation, ease of use within an hp-adaptive strategy and preservation of local conservation of physical quantities. Moreover, HDG methods can significantly reduce the number of degrees of freedom, resulting in a substantial reduction of computational cost. In this paper, we study an HDG method for the second-order elliptic problem with discontinuous coefficients. The numerical scheme is proposed on general polygonal and polyhedral meshes with specially designed stabilization parameters. Robust a priori and a posteriori error estimates are derived without a full elliptic regularity assumption. The proposed a posteriori error estimators are proved to be efficient and reliable without a quasi-monotonicity assumption on the diffusion coefficient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1577-1600
Number of pages24
JournalIMA Journal of Numerical Analysis
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020


  • a posteriori error estimates
  • a priori error estimates
  • discontinuous coefficient
  • hybridizable discontinuous Galerkin methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

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