High-Order Integration on regular triangulated manifolds reaches Super-Algebraic Approximation Rates through Cubical Re-parameterizations

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We present a novel methodology for deriving high-order quadrature rules (HOSQ) designed for the integration of scalar functions over regular embedded manifolds. To construct the rules, we introduce square-squeezing--a homeomorphic multilinear hypercube-simplex transformation--reparametrizing an initial flat triangulation of the manifold to a hypercube mesh. By employing square-squeezing, we approximate the integrand and the volume element for each hypercube domain of the reparameterized mesh through interpolation in Chebyshev-Lobatto grids. This strategy circumvents the Runge phenomenon, replacing the initial integral with a closed-form expression that can be precisely computed by high-order quadratures. We prove novel bounds of the integration error in terms of the rth-order total variation of the integrand and the surface parameterization, predicting high algebraic approximation rates that scale solely with the interpolation degree and not, as is common, with the average simplex size. For smooth integrals whose total variation is constantly bounded with increasing r, the estimates prove the integration error to decrease even exponentially, while mesh refinements are limited to achieve algebraic rates. The resulting approximation power is demonstrated in several numerical experiments, particularly showcasing p-refinements to overcome the limitations of h-refinements for highly varying smooth integrals.


Original languageEnglish
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2023
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ORCID /0000-0003-1093-6374/work/147674688