An overview of augmented strategy and applications

 Speaker: Zhilin Li (North Carolina State University)

Considering the different backgrounds of the audience, I would like to present an overview of an augmented strategy for solving PDEs hoping to find more applications of the approach. The purpose of the augmented strategy is to decouple some complex systems, rescale or preconditioning PDEs. The augmented strategy makes it possible to obtain accurate and stable discretization. The idea of the augmented strategy for a complicated problem is to introduce some augmented variable(s) along a codimension on a manifold, like a boundary integral method of the source and/or dipole strengths except that no Green's function is needed, more flexible in terms of PDEs (linear or nonlinear), boundary conditions and source terms.

Some important applications will be discussed including the treatment of pressure boundary conditions (not free variables) in Stokes and Navier-Stokes equations; rescaling and fast algorithms for interface problems with large jump ratios, a fluid flow and Darcy's coupling in which the governing equations are different in different regions; and ADI methods for parabolic interface problems, and scattering problems modeled by Maxwell equations, and solver PDEs on irregular domains.  

Time: September 30, 2022 2:30pm-3:30pm October 7, 2022 2:30pm-3:30pm
Location: Virtually via Zoom
Host: Qi Wang