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Oct. 20, 2020 at 3:30pm (Eastern Time)

Application of adaptive ANOVA and reduced basis methods to the stochastic Stokes-Brinkman problem

Kevin Williamson
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

he Stokes-Brinkman equations model fluid flow in highly heterogeneous porous media. In this presentation, we consider the numerical solution of the Stokes-Brinkman equations with stochastic permeabilities, where the permeabilities in subdomains are assumed to be independent and uniformly distributed within a known interval. We employ a truncated anchored ANOVA decomposition alongside stochastic collocation to estimate the moments of the velocity and pressure solutions. Through an adaptive procedure selecting only the most important ANOVA directions, we reduce the number of collocation points needed for accurate estimation of the statistical moments. However, for even modest stochastic dimensions, the number of collocation points remains too large to perform high-fidelity solves at each point. We use reduced basis methods to alleviate the computational burden by approximating the expensive high-fidelity solves with inexpensive approximate solutions on a low-dimensional space. We furthermore develop and analyze rigorous a posteriori error estimates for the reduced basis approximation. We apply these methods to 2D problems considering both isotropic and anisotropic permeabilities.

Parallel Implicit-Explicit General Linear Methods

Steven Roberts
Virginia Tech

High-order discretizations of partial differential equations (PDEs) necessitate high-order time integration schemes capable of handling both stiff and nonstiff operators in an efficient manner. Implicit-explicit (IMEX) integration based on general linear methods (GLMs) offers an attractive solution due to their high stage and method order, as well as excellent stability properties. The IMEX characteristic allows stiff terms to be treated implicitly and nonstiff terms to be efficiently integrated explicitly. This presentation describes two systematic approaches for the development of IMEX GLMs of arbitrary order with stages that can be solved in parallel. The first approach is based on diagonally implicit multistage integration methods (DIMSIMs) of types 3 and 4. The second is a parallel generalization of IMEX Euler and has the interesting feature that the linear stability is independent of the order of accuracy. Numerical experiments confirm the theoretical rates of convergence and reveal that the new schemes are more efficient than serial IMEX GLMs and IMEX Runge--Kutta methods.

On optimal coarse grid correction for the Optimized Schwarz Method

Faycal Chaouqui
Temple University

We present a new optimal coarse space correction for the optimized Restricted Additive Schwarz method. We use coarse spaces defined by harmonic extensions of interface and surface functions to the subdomains' interior. In particular, we show that these coarse spaces yield convergence in a single iteration when fully used. We then explain how to choose and implement approximations of these coarse spaces utilizing the operator's spectral information. Numerical examples are provided to illustrate the performance of the ideas presented.