The Galerkin boundary element discretisations of the electric field integral equation (EFIE) on Lipschitz polyhedral surfaces suffer slow convergence rates when the underlying surface meshes are quasi-uniform and shape-regular. This is due to singular behaviour of the solution to this problem in neighbourhoods of vertices and edges of the surface. Aiming to improve convergence rates of the Galerkin boundary element method (BEM) for the EFIE on a Lipschitz polyhedral closed surface Γ, we employ anisotropic meshes algebraically graded towards the edges of Γ. We prove that on sufficiently graded meshes the h-version of the BEM with the lowest-order Raviart-Thomas elements regains (up to a small order of ε) an optimal convergence rate (i.e., the rate of the h-BEM on quasi-uniform meshes for smooth solutions).
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Computers & Mathematics with Applications|
|Early online date||28 Mar 2016|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2016|