Convergence study of 2D forward problem of electrical impedance tomography with high order finite elements

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  • Michael Crabb


A convergence study of the forward problem of electrical impedance tomography is performed using triangular high-order piecewise polynomial finite-element methods (p-FEM) on a square domain. The computation of p-FEM for the complete electrode model (CEM) is outlined and a novel analytic solution to the CEM on a square domain is presented. Errors as a function of mesh-refinement and computational time, as well as convergence rates as a function of contact impedance, are computed numerically for different polynomial approximation orders. It is demonstrated that p-FEM can generate more accurate forward solutions in less computational time, which implies more accurate simulated interior potentials, electrode voltages and conductivity Jacobians.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-26
Number of pages26
JournalInverse Problems in Science and Engineering
Early online date17 Nov 2016
StatePublished - 2017

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