Journal of Scientific Computing

, Volume 65, Issue 2, pp 598–621 | Cite as

Max-Norm Stability of Low Order Taylor–Hood Elements in Three Dimensions

  • Johnny Guzmán
  • Manuel A. Sánchez


We prove stability in \(W^{1,\infty }(\Omega )\) and \(L^\infty (\Omega )\) for the velocity and pressure approximations, respectively, using the lowest-order Taylor–Hood finite element spaces to solve the three dimensional Stokes problem. The domain \(\Omega \) is assumed to be a convex polyhedra.


Maximum norm Finite element Optimal error estimates Stokes 

Mathematics Subject Classification

65N30 65N15 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Applied MathematicsBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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