Volume 52, Number 6, November-December 2018
|Page(s)||2327 - 2356|
|Published online||01 February 2019|
Stability of the ale space-time discontinuous Galerkin method for nonlinear convection-diffusion problems in time-dependent domains†
Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Sokolovská 83, 186 75 Praha 8, Czech Republic
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 21 October 2018
The paper is concerned with the analysis of the space-time discontinuous Galerkin method (STDGM) applied to the numerical solution of nonstationary nonlinear convection-diffusion initial- boundary value problem in a time-dependent domain. The problem is reformulated using the arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) method, which replaces the classical partial time derivative by the so-called ALE derivative and an additional convective term. The problem is discretized with the use of the ALE- space time discontinuous Galerkin method (ALE-STDGM). In the formulation of the numerical scheme we use the nonsymmetric, symmetric and incomplete versions of the space discretization of diffusion terms and interior and boundary penalty. The nonlinear convection terms are discretized with the aid of a numerical flux. The main attention is paid to the proof of the unconditional stability of the method. An important step is the generalization of a discrete characteristic function associated with the approximate solution and the derivation of its properties.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 65M60 / 65M99
Key words: nonlinear convection-diffusion equation / time-dependent domain / ALE method / space-time discontinuous Galerkin method / discrete characteristic function / unconditional stability in space and time
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