A preservative splitting approximation of the solution of a variable coefficient quenching problem
Computers & Mathematics with Applications
Quenching singularity, Dimensional splitting, Mesh adaptation, Positivity, Monotonicity, Numerical stability
This paper studies the numerical solution of a two-dimensional quenching type nonlinear reaction-diffusion problem via dimensional splitting. The variable coefficient differential equation considered possesses a nonlinear forcing term, and may lead to strong quenching singularities that have profound multiphysics and engineering applications to the energy industry. Our investigations focus on the construction and preservative properties of a semi-adaptive Peaceman-Rachford procedure for solving the aforementioned problem. In the study, the multidimensional differential equation is decomposed into single dimensional subequations so that the computational efficiency can be effectively raised. Temporal adaptation is implemented through arc-length estimations of the rate-of-change of the numerical solution. The positivity, monotonicity and localized linear stability of the variable step splitting scheme are analyzed. These ensure key preservations of underlying physical features of the computed approximations for applications. Computational experiments are presented to illustrate our results as well as to demonstrate the viability and accuracy of the splitting method for solving singular quenching-combustion problems.
Kabre, Julienne and Sheng, Qin, "A preservative splitting approximation of the solution of a variable coefficient quenching problem" (2021). Mathematics Faculty Articles. 322.