Computational & Applied Math Seminar

Convergence of renormalized finite element methods for heat flow of harmonic maps

  • 演讲者:王冀鲁(哈工大深圳)

  • 时间:2023-04-12 15:00-16:00

  • 地点:腾讯会议 ID 943-657-319


A linearly implicit renormalized lumped mass finite element method is considered for solving the equations describing heat flow of harmonic maps, of which the exact solution naturally satisfies the pointwise constraint $|\m|=1$. At every time level, the method first computes an auxiliary numerical solution by a linearly implicit lumped mass method and then renormalizes it at all finite element nodes before proceeding to the next time level. It is shown that such a renormalized finite element method has an error bound of $O(\tau+h^{r+1})$ for tensor-product finite elements of degree $r\ge 1$. The proof of the error estimates is based on a geometric relation between the auxiliary and renormalized numerical solutions. The extension of the error analysis to triangular mesh is straightforward and discussed in the conclusion section.