Iowa State University

MiniSymposium-13: Highly Accurate Numerical Methods for PDEs and their Analysis

Abstract: We propose a minisymposium to present and discuss about accurate numerical methods for partial differential equations (PDEs). Many problems in real-life applications can be written as a PDEs. A successful numerical scheme should produce accurate and efficient approximation solutions for the PDEs. In this proposed minisymposium, new and noble numerical scheme will be presented for a challenging problems such as, but not limited to, linear and nonlinear PDEs, fractional PDEs, singularly perturbed problems etc. The speakers will present new and original research results including error estimates as well as analysis of the PDEs.


Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at 16:40 - 18:00 (282 Carver Hall)
16:40 - 17:00 Sara Pollock,
University of Florida
Accelerating Solvers for Nonlinear PDE

Anderson Acceleration is an extrapolation technique used to accelerate the convergence of fixed-point iterations. It can post-process both Picard-like and Newton-like iterations, and when it works it can both accelerate and stabilize the solution process. We will look at some recent theoretical advances that describe how the method can be effective for finding solutions to discretized systems encountered in the approximation of nonlinear partial differential equations. Some numerical examples will demonstrate how recent advances in the theory are leading to more efficient and robust accelerated methods.

17:00 - 17:20 Matthew Beauregard,
Stephen F. Austin State University
Numerical Approximations to a Fractional Kawarada Quenching Problem

A numerical approximation is developed, analyzed, and investigated for quenching solutions to a degenerate Kawarada problem with a left and right Riemann-Liouville fractional Laplacian over a finite one dimensional domain. The numerical analysis provides criterion for the numerical approximations to be monotonic, nonnegative, and linearly stable throughout the computation. The numerical algorithm is used to develop an experimental scaling law relating the critical quenching domain size to the order of fractional derivative. Additional experiments indicate that imbalanced left and right derivative transport coefficients can attenuate or prevent quenching from occurring.

17:20 - 17:40 Qingguo Hong,
The Pennsylvania State University
Parameter-robust Convergence Analysis of Fixed-stress Split Iterative Method for Multiple-permeability Poroelasticity Systems

We consider flux-based multiple-porosity/multiple-permeability poroelasticity systems describing mulitple-network flow and deformation in a poro-elastic medium, also referred to as MPET models. The focus of the paper is on the convergence analysis of the fixed-stress split iteration, a commonly used coupling technique for the flow and mechanics equations defining poromechanical systems. We formulate the fixed-stress split method in this context and prove its linear convergence. The contraction rate of this fixed-point iteration does not depend on any of the physical parameters appearing in the model. This is confirmed by numerical results which further demonstrate the advantage of the fixed-stress split scheme over a fully implicit method relying on norm-equivalent preconditioning.

17:40 - 18:00 JaEun Ku,
Oklahoma State University
Reduced Mixed Finite Element Methods

In this talk, we present a new finite element method based on flux variables. In many applications, the flux variables are often the quantity of interest. To approximate the flux variable accurately and efficiently, one transforms the second-order equations into a system of first-order and approximates both the primary and flux variables simultaneously. While this indeed produces accurate approximations for the flux variables, the resulting algebraic system is large and expensive to solve. We present a new method approximating the flux variables only without approximation of the primary variable. If necessary, the primary variable can be recovered from the flux approximation with the same order of accuracy. This new approach can be considered as a reduced version of the standard mixed finite element methods.

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Iowa State University