# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

July  2013, 9(3): 631-642. doi: 10.3934/jimo.2013.9.631

## Superconvergence for elliptic optimal control problems discretized by RT1 mixed finite elements and linear discontinuous elements

 1 School of Mathematical Sciences, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, Guangdong, China 2 School of Mathematical Sciences, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631

Received  April 2012 Revised  March 2013 Published  April 2013

In this paper, we investigate the superconvergence property of a quadratic elliptic control problem with pointwise control constraints. The state and the co-state variables are approximated by the Raviart-Thomas mixed finite element of order $k=1$ and the control variable is discretized by piecewise linear but discontinuous functions. Approximations of the optimal solution of the continuous optimal control problem will be constructed by a projection of the discrete adjoint state. It is proved that these approximations have convergence order $h^{2}$.
Citation: Tianliang Hou, Yanping Chen. Superconvergence for elliptic optimal control problems discretized by RT1 mixed finite elements and linear discontinuous elements. Journal of Industrial & Management Optimization, 2013, 9 (3) : 631-642. doi: 10.3934/jimo.2013.9.631
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