Discontinuous Petrov-Galerkin method based on the optimal test space norm for steady transport problems in one space dimension

Antti Niemi, Nathan Collier, Victor M. Calo

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Abstract

We revisit the finite element analysis of convection-dominated flow problems within the recently developed Discontinuous Petrov-Galerkin (DPG) variational framework. We demonstrate how test function spaces that guarantee numerical stability can be computed automatically with respect to the optimal test space norm. This makes the DPG method not only stable but also robust, that is, uniformly stable with respect to the Péclet number in the current application. We employ discontinuous piecewise Bernstein polynomials as trial functions and construct a subgrid discretization that accounts for the singular perturbation character of the problem to resolve the corresponding optimal test functions. We also show that a smooth B-spline basis has certain computational advantages in the subgrid discretization. The overall effectiveness of the algorithm is demonstrated on two problems for the linear advection-diffusion equation. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-163
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Computational Science
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Modeling and Simulation

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