Boundary Value Problems
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 468594, 22 pages
Research Article

The Block-Grid Method for Solving Laplace's Equation on Polygons with Nonanalytic Boundary Conditions

Department of Mathematics, Eastern Mediterranean University, Gazimagusa, Cyprus, Mersin 10, Turkey

Received 8 April 2010; Accepted 1 June 2010

Academic Editor: Colin Rogers

Copyright © 2010 A. A. Dosiyev et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The block-grid method (see Dosiyev, 2004) for the solution of the Dirichlet problem on polygons, when a boundary function on each side of the boundary is given from C2,λ, 0<λ<1, is analized. In the integral represetations around each singular vertex, which are combined with the uniform grids on "nonsingular" part the boundary conditions are taken into account with the help of integrals of Poisson type for a half-plane. It is proved that the final uniform error is of order O(h2+ε), where ε is the error of the approximation of the mentioned integrals, h is the mesh step. For the p-order derivatives (p=0,1,) of the difference between the approximate and the exact solution in each "singular" part O((h2+ε)rj1/αj-p) order is obtained, here rj is the distance from the current point to the vertex in question, αjπ is the value of the interior angle of the jth vertex. Finally, the method is illustrated by solving the problem in L-shaped polygon, and a high accurate approximation for the stress intensity factor is given.