Bernardo Cockburn

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We provide a framework for the analysis of a large class of discontinuous methods for second-order elliptic problems. It allows for the understanding and comparison of most of the discontinuous Galerkin methods that have been proposed over the past three decades for the numerical treatment of elliptic problems.
Abstract. In this paper, we study the local discontinuous Galerkin (LDG) methods for nonlinear, time-dependent convection-diffusion systems. These methods are an extension of the Runge–Kutta discontinuous Galerkin (RKDG) methods for purely hyperbolic systems to convection-diffusion systems and share with those methods their high parallelizability,(More)
This paper is a short essay on discontinuous Galerkin methods intended for a very wide audience.We present the discontinuous Galerkin methods and describe and discuss their main features. Since the methods use completely discontinuous approximations, they produce mass matrices that are block-diagonal. This renders the methods highly parallelizable when(More)
In this paper we study the two-dimensional version of the RungeKutta Local Projection Discontinuous Galerkin (RKDG) methods, already defined and analyzed in the one-dimensional case. These schemes are defined on general triangulations. They can easily handle the boundary conditions, verify maximum principles, and are formally uniformly high-order accurate.(More)
This is the fth paper in a series in which we construct and study the so-called RungeKutta Discontinuous Galerkin method for numerically solving hyperbolic conservation laws. In this paper, we extend the method to multidimensional nonlinear systems of conservation laws. The algorithms are described and discussed, including algorithm formulation and(More)
We consider the enhancement of accuracy, by means of a simple post-processing technique, for finite element approximations to transient hyperbolic equations. The post-processing is a convolution with a kernel whose support has measure of order one in the case of arbitrary unstructured meshes; if the mesh is locally translation invariant, the support of the(More)
In this paper, we review the development of the Runge–Kutta discontinuous Galerkin (RKDG) methods for non-linear convection-dominated problems. These robust and accurate methods have made their way into the main stream of computational fluid dynamics and are quickly finding use in a wide variety of applications. They combine a special class of Runge–Kutta(More)
This is the fifth paper in a series in which we construct and study the so-called Runge–Kutta discontinuous Galerkin method for numerically solving hyperbolic conservation laws. In this paper, we extend the method to multidimensional nonlinear systems of conservation laws. The algorithms are described and discussed, including algorithm formulation and(More)
In this paper, we present the first a priori error analysis for the local discontinuous Galerkin (LDG) method for a model elliptic problem. For arbitrary meshes with hanging nodes and elements of various shapes, we show that, for stabilization parameters of order one, the L2-norm of the gradient and the L2-norm of the potential are of order k and k + 1/2,(More)