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Yanping Chen, School of Mathematical Sciences, South China Normal University, No.55 Zhongshan Avenue West, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510631, China email@example.com
Kai Jiang, School of Mathematics and Computational Science, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, Hunan province, 411105, China firstname.lastname@example.org
Joaquim Rigola, Heat and Mass Transfer Technological Center (CTTC)Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Barcelona Tech (UPC)ESEIAAT, C/ Colom, 11 - 08222 Terrassa (Barcelona), Spain email@example.com
Granular materials are heterogenous grains in contact, which are ubiquitous in many scientific and engineering applications such as chemical engineering, fluid mechanics, geomechanics, pharmaceutics, and so on. Granular materials pose a great challenge to predictability, due to the presence of critical phenomena and large fluctuation of local forces. In this paper, we consider the quasi-static simulation of the dense granular media, and investigate the performances of typical minimization algorithms such as conjugate gradient methods and quasi-Newton methods. Furthermore, we develop preconditioning techniques to enhance the performance. Those methods are validated with numerical experiments for typical physically interested scenarios such as the jamming transition, the scaling law behavior close to the jamming state, and shear deformation of over jammed states.
In this paper, a hybridized weak Galerkin (HWG) finite element scheme is presented for solving the general second-order elliptic problems. The HWG finite element scheme is based on the use of a Lagrange multiplier defined on the element boundaries. The Lagrange multiplier provides a numerical approximation for certain derivatives of the exact solution. It is worth pointing out that a skew symmetric form has been used for handling the convection term to get the stability in the HWG formulation. Optimal order error estimates are derived for the corresponding HWG finite element approximations. A Schur complement formulation of the HWG method is introduced for implementation purpose.
In this paper, a two-grid finite element scheme for semilinear parabolic integro-differential equations is proposed. In the two-grid scheme, continuous linear element is used for spatial discretization, while Crank-Nicolson scheme and Leap-Frog scheme are ultilized for temporal discretization. Based on the combination of the interpolation and Ritz projection technique, some superclose estimates between the interpolation and the numerical solution in the
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A multiscale finite element method is proposed for addressing a singularly perturbed convection-diffusion model. In reference to the a priori estimate of the boundary layer location, we provide a graded recursion for the mesh adaption. On this mesh, the multiscale basis functions are able to capture the microscopic boundary layers effectively. Then with a global reduction, the multiscale functional space may efficiently reflect the macroscopic essence. The error estimate for the adaptive multiscale strategy is presented, and a high-order convergence is proved. Numerical results validate the robustness of this novel multiscale simulation for singular perturbation with small parameters, as a consequence, high accuracy and uniform superconvergence are obtained through computational reductions.
This article focuses on the development of high-order energy stable schemes for the multi-length-scale incommensurate phase-field crystal model which is able to study the phase behavior of aperiodic structures. These high-order schemes based on the scalar auxiliary variable (SAV) and spectral deferred correction (SDC) approaches are suitable for the
In recent years, many numerical methods have been extended to fractional integro-differential equations. But most of them ignore an important problem. Even if the input function is smooth, the solutions of these equations would exhibit some weak singularity, which leads to non-smooth solutions, and a deteriorate order of convergence. To overcome this problem, we first study in detail the singularity of the fractional integro-differential equation, and then eliminate the singularity by introducing some smoothing transformation. We can maximize the convergence rate by adjusting the parameters in the auxiliary transformation. We use the Jacobi spectral-collocation method with global and high precision characteristics to solve the transformed equation. A comprehensive and rigorous error estimation under the
In this paper, we construct a modular grad-div stabilization method for the Navier-Stokes/Darcy model, which is based on the first order Backward Euler scheme. This method does not enlarge the accuracy of numerical solution, but also can improve mass conservation and relax the influence of parameters. Herein, we give stability analysis and error estimations. Finally, by some numerical experiment, the scheme our proposed is shown to be valid.
In this work, a multiple-relaxation-time (MRT) lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) is proposed to solve a coupled chemotaxis-fluid model. In the evolution equation of the proposed LBM, Beam-Warming (B-W) scheme is used to enhance the numerical stability. In numerical experiments, at first, the comparison between the classical LBM and the present LBM with B-W scheme is carried out by simulating blow up phenomenon of the Keller-Segel (K-S) model. Numerical results show that the stability of the present LBM with B-W scheme is better than the classical one. Then, the second order convergence rate of the proposed B-W scheme is verified in the numerical study of the coupled Navier-Stokes (N-S) K-S model. Finally, through solving the coupled chemotaxis-fluid model, the formation of falling bacterial plumes is numerically investigated. Numerical results agree well with existing ones in the literature.
In this paper, an adaptive grid method is proposed to solve one-dimensional unsteady singularly perturbed Burger-Huxley equation with appropriate initial and boundary conditions. Firstly, we use the classical backward-Euler scheme on a uniform mesh to approximate time derivative. The resulting nonlinear singularly perturbed semi-discrete problem is linearized by using Newton-Raphson-Kantorovich approximation method which is quadratically convergent. Then, an upwind finite difference scheme on an adaptive nonuniform grid is used for space derivative. The nonuniform grid is generated by equidistribution of a positive monitor function, which is similar to the arc-length function. It is shown that the presented adaptive grid method is first order uniform convergent in the time and spatial directions, respectively. Finally, numerical results are given to validate the theoretical results.
This paper aims at investigating the convergence and quasi- optimality of an adaptive finite element method for control constrained nonlinear elliptic optimal control problems. We derive a posteriori error estimation for both the control, the state and adjoint state variables under controlling by
We numerically investigate the superconvergence property of the discontinuous Galerkin method by patch reconstruction. The convergence rate
In this paper, we consider a kind of efficient finite difference methods (FDMs) for solving the nonlinear Helmholtz equation in the Kerr medium. Firstly, by applying several iteration methods, we linearize the nonlinear Helmholtz equation in several different ways. Then, based on the resulted linearized problem at each iterative step, by rearranging the Taylor expansion and using the ADI method, we deduce a kind of new FDMs, which also provide a route to deal with the problem with discontinuous coefficients.Finally, some numerical results are presented to validate the efficiency of the proposed schemes, and to show that our schemes perform with much higher accuracy and better convergence compared with the classical ones.
In this paper, the second-order scalar auxiliary variable approach in time and linear finite element method in space are employed for solving the Cahn-Hilliard type equation of the phase field crystal model. The energy stability of the fully discrete scheme and the boundedness of numerical solution are studied. The rigorous error estimates of order
In this paper, we propose a conservative semi-Lagrangian finite difference (SLFD) weighted essentially non-oscillatory (WENO) scheme, based on Runge-Kutta exponential integrator (RKEI) method, to solve one-dimensional scalar nonlinear hyperbolic equations. Conservative semi-Lagrangian schemes, under the finite difference framework, usually are designed only for linear or quasilinear conservative hyperbolic equations. Here we combine a conservative SLFD scheme developed in [
The mathematical model of a semiconductor device is described by a coupled system of three quasilinear partial differential equations. The mixed finite element method is presented for the approximation of the electrostatic potential equation, and the characteristics finite element method is used for the concentration equations. First, we estimate the mixed finite element and the characteristics finite element method solution in the sense of the
This article presents a conforming discontinuous Galerkin (conforming DG) scheme for second order elliptic equations on rectangular partitions. The new method is based on DG finite element space and uses a weak gradient arising from local Raviart Thomas space for gradient approximations. By using the weak gradient and enforcing inter-element continuity strongly, the scheme maintains the simple formulation of conforming finite element method while have the flexibility of using discontinuous approximations. Hence, the programming complexity of this new conforming DG scheme is significantly reduced compared to other existing DG methods. Error estimates of optimal order are established for the corresponding conforming DG approximations in various discrete Sobolev norms. Numerical results are presented to confirm the developed convergence theory.
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