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Convergence and Stability of Explicit/Implicit Schemes for Parabolic Equations with Discontinuous Coefficients

Shaohong Zhu, Guangwei Yuan & Weiwei Sun

Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 1 (2004), pp. 131-146.

Published online: 2004-01

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In this paper an explicit/implicit schemes for parabolic equations with discontinuous coefficients is analyzed. We show that the error of the solution in $L^∞$ norm and the error of the discrete flux in $L^2$ norm are in order $O(\tau + h^2)$ and $O(\tau + h^{\frac{3}{2}})$, respectively and the scheme is stable under some weaker conditions, while the difference scheme has the truncation error $O(1)$ at the neighboring points of the discontinuity of the coefficient. Numerical experiments, which are given for both linear and nonlinear problems, show that our theoretical estimates are optimal in some sense. The comparison with some classical scheme is presented.

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Domain decomposition, parabolic equations, discontinuous coefficient, parallel difference schemes, convergence.

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65M60, 65P05

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In this paper an explicit/implicit schemes for parabolic equations with discontinuous coefficients is analyzed. We show that the error of the solution in $L^∞$ norm and the error of the discrete flux in $L^2$ norm are in order $O(\tau + h^2)$ and $O(\tau + h^{\frac{3}{2}})$, respectively and the scheme is stable under some weaker conditions, while the difference scheme has the truncation error $O(1)$ at the neighboring points of the discontinuity of the coefficient. Numerical experiments, which are given for both linear and nonlinear problems, show that our theoretical estimates are optimal in some sense. The comparison with some classical scheme is presented.

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In this paper an explicit/implicit schemes for parabolic equations with discontinuous coefficients is analyzed. We show that the error of the solution in $L^∞$ norm and the error of the discrete flux in $L^2$ norm are in order $O(\tau + h^2)$ and $O(\tau + h^{\frac{3}{2}})$, respectively and the scheme is stable under some weaker conditions, while the difference scheme has the truncation error $O(1)$ at the neighboring points of the discontinuity of the coefficient. Numerical experiments, which are given for both linear and nonlinear problems, show that our theoretical estimates are optimal in some sense. The comparison with some classical scheme is presented.

Shaohong Zhu, Guangwei Yuan & Weiwei Sun. (1970). Convergence and Stability of Explicit/Implicit Schemes for Parabolic Equations with Discontinuous Coefficients. International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling. 1 (2). 131-146. doi:
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