Acta mathematica scientia,Series A ›› 2019, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (4): 839-850.

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High Accuracy Analysis of Linear Triangular Element for Time Fractional Diffusion Equations

Yanhua Shi(),Yadong Zhang,Fenling Wang*(),Yanmin Zhao,Pingli Wang   

  1. School of Mathematics and Statistics, Xuchang University, Henan Xuchang 461000
  • Received:2018-02-28 Online:2019-08-26 Published:2019-09-11
  • Contact: Fenling Wang;
  • Supported by:
    the Key Scientific Research Projects in Universities of Henan Province(17A110011)


In this paper, based on linear triangular element and improved $L1$ approximation, a fully-discrete scheme is proposed for time fractional diffusion equations with $\alpha$ order Caputo fractional derivative. Firstly, the unconditional stability is proved. Secondly, by employing the properties of the element and Ritz projection operator, superclose analysis for the projection operator is deduced with order $O(h^2+\tau^{2-\alpha})$. Further more, combining with relationship between the interpolation operator and Ritz projection, superclose analysis for the interpolation operator is also investigated with order $O(h^2+\tau^{2-\alpha})$. And then, the superconvergence result is obtained through the interpolated postprocessing technique. Finally, numerical results are provided to show the validity of our theoretical analysis.

Key words: Time fractional diffusion equations, Linear triangular element, Fully-discrete scheme, Unconditional stability, Superclose and superconvergence

CLC Number: 

  • O175.8