A Finite Volume Element Method for a Nonlinear Parabolic Problem

  • P. ChatzipantelidisEmail author
  • V. Ginting
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 45)


We study a finite volume element discretization of a nonlinear parabolic equation in a convex polygonal domain. We show the existence of the discrete solution and derive error estimates in L 2- and H 1-norms. We also consider a linearized method and provide numerical results to illustrate our theoretical findings.


Nonlinear parabolic problem Finite volume element method Error estimates 



The research of P. Chatzipantelidis was partly supported by the FP7-REGPOT-2009-1 project “Archimedes Center for Modeling Analysis and Computation,” funded by the European Commission. The research of V. Ginting was partially supported by the grants from DOE (DE-FE0004832 and DE-SC0004982), the Center for Fundamentals of Subsurface Flow of the School of Energy Resources of the University of Wyoming (WYDEQ49811GNTG, WYDEQ49811PER), and from NSF (DMS-1016283).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of CreteHeraklionGreece
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of WyomingLaramieUSA

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