TITLE

AN ITERATIVE HYBRIDIZED MIXED FINITE ELEMENT METHOD FOR ELLIPTIC INTERFACE PROBLEMS WITH STRONGLY DISCONTINUOUS COEFFICIENTS

AUTHOR(S)
Yang, Dao-qi; Zhao, Jennifer
PUB. DATE
May 2003
SOURCE
Journal of Computational Mathematics;May2003, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p257
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
An iterative algorithm is proposed and analyzed based on a hybridized mixed finite element method for numerically solving two-phase generalized Stefan interface problems with strongly discontinuous solutions, conormal derivatives, and coefficients. This algorithm iteratively solves small problems for each single phase with good accuracy and exchange information at the interface to advance the iteration until convergence, following the idea of Schwarz Alternating Methods. Error estimates are derived to show that this algorithm always converges provided that relaxation parameters are suitably chosen. Numeric experiments with matching and non-matching grids at the interface from different phases are performed to show the accuracy of the method for capturing discontinuities in the solutions and coefficients. In contrast to standard numerical methods, the accuracy of our method does not seem to deteriorate as the coefficient discontinuity increases.
ACCESSION #
10604334

 

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