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A Selective Immersed Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Elliptic Interface Problems
Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences
  • Xiaoming He, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Tao Lin
  • Yanping Lin
Abstract

This article proposes a selective immersed discontinuous Galerkin method based on bilinear immersed finite elements (IFE) for solving second-order elliptic interface problems. This method applies the discontinuous Galerkin formulation wherever selected, such as those elements around an interface or a singular source, but the regular Galerkin formulation everywhere else. a selective bilinear IFE space is constructed and applied to the selective immersed discontinuous Galerkin method based on either the symmetric or nonsymmetric interior penalty discontinuous Galerkin formulation. the new method can solve an interface problem by a rectangular mesh with local mesh refinement independent of the interface even if its geometry is nontrivial. Meanwhile, if desired, its computational cost can be maintained very close to that of the standard Galerkin IFE method. It is shown that the selective bilinear IFE space has the optimal approximation capability expected from piecewise bilinear polynomials. Numerical examples are provided to demonstrate features of this method, including the effectiveness of local mesh refinement around the interface and the sensitivity to the penalty parameters.

Department(s)
Mathematics and Statistics
Research Center/Lab(s)
Center for High Performance Computing Research
Keywords and Phrases
  • Geometry,
  • Problem Solving,
  • Discontinuous Galerkin,
  • Immersed Finite Elements,
  • Interface Problems,
  • Mesh Refinement,
  • Penalty,
  • Galerkin Methods
Document Type
Article - Journal
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd, All rights reserved.
Publication Date
1-1-2013
Citation Information
Xiaoming He, Tao Lin and Yanping Lin. "A Selective Immersed Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Elliptic Interface Problems" Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences Vol. 37 Iss. 7 (2013) p. 983 - 1002 ISSN: 1704214
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/xiaoming-he/18/