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Gustav Eriksson: The projection method for high-order finite difference with summation-by-parts properties

Time: Thu 2023-02-16 14.00 - 15.00

Location: KTH, 3418, Lindstedsvägen 25

Participating: Gustav Eriksson (Uppsala)

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High-order finite difference methods with summation-by-parts (SBP) properties for time-dependent wave propagation problems are considered. In recent times, the most common method for imposing boundary and interface conditions with SBP finite differences has been the simultaneous-approximation-term (SBP-SAT) method. The SAT method imposes the conditions weakly by adding a penalty term to the system. However, for some problems, the stability proofs with SBP-SAT are difficult and the spectral radii of the schemes can grow large. Here, we consider an alternative method that imposes the conditions strongly using orthogonal projections (SBP-P). For most problems, the stability proof with SBP-P is significantly simpler than with SBP-SAT. It follows directly if the PDE is well-posed. In this talk, I will introduce SBP finite differences and show how the projection method can be used to prove stability for a wide array of PDEs. Numerical results and comparisons between SBP-P and SBP-SAT will be presented for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations with wall boundary conditions, the piecewise homogeneous dynamic Kirchoff-Love plate equation, and the second-order wave equation with non-conforming interfaces.