Towards spline degree independed inf-sup constants for the Stokes problem with applications to multigrid methods

MSc Jarle Sogn

Jan. 28, 2020, 2:30 p.m. S2 054

Several stable spline space compositions have been suggested and analyzed for the Stokes problem. These include the generalized Raviart-Thomas element and the generalized Taylor-Hood element.It has been proven that the corresponding inf-sup constants are independent of the grid size for these compositions [evans,bressan]. In this talk we investigate the spline degree dependency of the inf-sup constants since this is of great importance for the constructing of robust iterative solvers.