[deal.II] Re: Can we say that the higher order method, the more accurate?

```Dear Jaekwang

Have you solved this problem? If yes, Could pls share your solution with us?
I am simulating a steady state flow over a cylinder, and the drag/lift
coefficient shows an unexpected trend of change as i increase the
discretization order and refine the mesh.```
```

As is shown in the figure, the Cd increased as the cells increased for all
the discretization orders, however, for a fixed cells, the Cd decreased as
the discretization order increased.

In my opinion, to increase the order and refine the mesh should both make
the approximation more close to the exact solution, thus should have the
same trend of change.

>
>
> Hello, I am a starter of dealii and am learning a lot these days with the
> help of video lectures and tutorial examples.
>
> I modified step-22 code (stokes flow code) into my own problem, the flow
> around sphere.
>
> and I intend to evaluate the drag force (which is analytically given by
> stokes equation)
>
> My code reached quite close to the value since the absolute error  :
> abs(drag_calculated-drag_exact)/drag_exact is around 10^(-3)
>
> However, I expected that if I input higher 'degree' I will receive more
> accurate result, but it didn't
>
> Obviously Q2 is better than Q1. and Q3 is better than Q2. But Q4 or Q4 is
> not better than Q2 or Q3?
>
> Is there any reason on this?
>
> (To be specific, if i say degree 2 , that mean I use (2+1) for velocity,
> (2) for pressure, and (2+2) for Gauss integral....
>
>
> Thank you
>
> Jaekwang Kim
>

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