A SECOND-ORDER FLUX APPROXIMATION
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A SECOND-ORDER FLUX APPROXIMATION FOR THE MIMETIC FINITE DIFFERENCE APPROXIMATION OF DIFFUSION PROBLEMS L. Beirao da Veiga 1 , K. Lipnikov 2 , G. Manzini 3. 1 Dipartimento di Matematica “G. Enriques”, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

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A SECOND-ORDER FLUX APPROXIMATIONFOR THE MIMETIC FINITE DIFFERENCE APPROXIMATIONOF DIFFUSION PROBLEMSL. Beirao da Veiga1, K. Lipnikov2, G. Manzini3

1 Dipartimento di Matematica “G. Enriques”, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

2 Los Alamos National Laboratory, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos, New Mexico, US

3 Istituto di Matematica Applicata e Tecnologie Informatiche - CNR, Pavia, Italy

INTRODUCTION.The Mimetic Finite Difference (MFD) method is designed to mimic essential properties of the PDEs and the fundamental identities of the vector and tensor calculus. The MFD method provides a low-order discretization of the diffusion equation in mixed form on general polyhedral meshes. The numerical scheme is second-order accurate for the scalar variable due to a superconvergence effect, but the flux approximation is only first-order accurate. In this work, we present a high-order extension of the MFD scheme, which is second-order accuratefor both the scalar and the flux approximation.

HIGHER-ORDER FLUX APPROXIMATION

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NUMERICAL RESULTS: a sequence of “randomized” grids, where refined grids are not nested into coarser meshes.

THEORETICAL RESULTS:

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Modified P1 local consistency with non-constant diffusion tensor:

P1 local consistency with constant diffusion tensor:

REFERENCES

L. Beirão da Veiga, K. Lipnikov, and G. Manzini. Convergence analysis of the high-order mimetic finite difference method. (2008). To appear in Numerische Mathematik.

L. Beirão da Veiga and G. Manzini. A higher-order formulation of the mimetic finite difference method. SIAM, J. Sci. Comput., 31(1):732-760, 2008.


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