Volume 53, Number 6, November-December 2019
|1893 - 1914
|18 October 2019
Energy-corrected FEM and explicit time-stepping for parabolic problems
Technical University of Munich, Institute for Numerical Mathematics, Boltzmannstraße 3, 85748 Garching bei München, Germany
Accepted: 6 May 2019
The presence of corners in the computational domain, in general, reduces the regularity of solutions of parabolic problems and diminishes the convergence properties of the finite element approximation introducing a so-called “pollution effect”. Standard remedies based on mesh refinement around the singular corner result in very restrictive stability requirements on the time-step size when explicit time integration is applied. In this article, we introduce and analyse the energy-corrected finite element method for parabolic problems, which works on quasi-uniform meshes, and, based on it, create fast explicit time discretisation. We illustrate these results with extensive numerical investigations not only confirming the theoretical results but also showing the flexibility of the method, which can be applied in the presence of multiple singular corners and a three-dimensional setting. We also propose a fast explicit time-stepping scheme based on a piecewise cubic energy-corrected discretisation in space completed with mass-lumping techniques and numerically verify its efficiency.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 35K10 / 65M15 / 65M60 / 65Z05
Key words: Mathematics Subject Classification / Corner singularities / second-order parabolic equations / energy-corrected FEM
© EDP Sciences, SMAI 2019
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