The hp discontinuous Galerkin method for delay differential equations with nonlinear vanishing delay

Qiumei Huang, Hehu Xie, Hermann Brunner

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We present the $hp$-version of the discontinuous Galerkin method for the numerical solution of delay differential equations with nonlinear vanishing delays and derive error bounds that are explicit in the time steps, the degrees of the approximating polynomials, and the regularity properties of the exact solutions. It is shown that the $hp$ discontinuous Galerkin method exhibits exponential rates of convergence for smooth solutions on uniform meshes, and for nonsmooth solutions on geometrically graded meshes. The theoretical results are illustrated by various numerical examples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A1604-A1620
Number of pages17
JournalSIAM Journal on Scientific Computing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • hp
  • discontinuous galerkin method
  • delay
  • differential equations
  • nonlinear vanishing delay

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