Gräser, C. and Kies, T. (2018) Discretization error estimates for penalty formulations of a linearized CanhamHelfrichtype energy. IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis, drx071 . ISSN 02724979

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Abstract
This article is concerned with minimization of a fourthorder linearized Canham–Helfrich energy subject to Dirichlet boundary conditions on curves inside the domain. Such problems arise in the modeling of the mechanical interaction of biomembranes with embedded particles. There, the curve conditions result from the imposed particle–membrane coupling. We prove almostH. 5. 2 regularity of the solution and then consider two possible penalty formulations. For the combination of these penalty formulations with a Bogner–Fox–Schmit finite element discretization, we prove discretization error estimates that are optimal in view of the solution’s reduced regularity. The error estimates are based on a general estimate for linear penalty problems in Hilbert spaces. Finally, we illustrate the theoretical results by numerical computations. An important feature of the presented discretization is that it does not require the particle boundary to be resolved. This is crucial to avoid remeshing if the presented problem arises as a subproblem in a model where particles are allowed to move or rotate.
Item Type:  Article 

Subjects:  Mathematical and Computer Sciences > Mathematics > Applied Mathematics Mathematical and Computer Sciences > Mathematics > Numerical Analysis 
Divisions:  Department of Mathematics and Computer Science > Institute of Mathematics 
ID Code:  2072 
Deposited By:  Silvia Hoemke 
Deposited On:  20 Apr 2017 09:27 
Last Modified:  24 Jan 2018 09:21 
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