Finite element approximation of a sixth order nonlinear degenerate parabolic equation
To link to this article DOI: 10.1007/s00211-003-0479-4
We consider a finite element approximation of the sixth order nonlinear degenerate parabolic equation ut = ?.( b(u)? 2u), where generically b(u) := |u|? for any given ? ? (0,?). In addition to showing well-posedness of our approximation, we prove convergence in space dimensions d ? 3. Furthermore an iterative scheme for solving the resulting nonlinear discrete system is analysed. Finally some numerical experiments in one and two space dimensions are presented.