Kurz, S., Pauly, D., Praetorius, D., Repin, S., & Sebastian, D. (2021). Functional a posteriori error estimates for boundary element methods. Numerische Mathematik, 147, 937–966. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00211-021-01188-6
Functional error estimates are well-established tools for a posteriori error estimation and related adaptive mesh-refinement for the finite element method (FEM). The present work proposes a first functional error estimate for the boundary element method (BEM). One key feature is that the derived error estimates are independent of the BEM discretization and provide guaranteed lower and upper bounds for the unknown error. In particular, our analysis covers Galerkin BEM and the collocation method, what makes the approach of particular interest for scientific computations and engineering applications. Numerical experiments for the Laplace problem confirm the theoretical results.
adaptive mesh-refinement; boundary element method; functional a posteriori error estimate