We propose a new tool, which we call M-decompositions, for devising superconvergent hybridizable discontinuous Galerkin (HDG) methods and hybridized-mixed methods for linear elasticity with strongly symmetric approximate stresses on unstructured polygonal/polyhedral meshes. We show that for an HDG method, when its local approximation space admits an M-decomposition, optimal convergence of the approximate stress and superconvergence of an element-by-element postprocessing of the displacement field are obtained. The resulting methods are locking-free. Moreover, we explicitly construct approximation spaces that admit M-decompositions on general polygonal elements.We display numerical results on triangular meshes validating our theoretical findings.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||39|
|Journal||IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis|
|State||Published - Apr 18 2018|
- discontinuous Galerkin
- linear elasticity
- strong symmetry