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Stable and Accurate Filtering Procedures

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Date and Time: 
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 16:30
CTR Conference Room 103
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Parviz Moin, Director of Center for Turbulence Research
Professor Jan Nordström

The study of so called transmission problems in  [2] revealed that successful numerical filtering may include a delicate balance between the need to remove high frequency oscillations (filter often for accuracy) and the need to avoid possible growth  (filter seldom for stability).  In this talk we investigate this contradiction, and propose different avenues for improved functionality.

The filter operators derived in [1] are the basic building  blocks.  We demonstrate that explicit use of the basic filter operators guarantee accuracy but lead to instabilities, while an implicit implementation preserve stability but degrade accuracy.  We also prove that a specific accuracy condition is necessary for stability, and that the basic operators do not satisfy that condition.

Finally, new modified filter operators that satisfy the specific accuracy conditions, are stable in combination with summation-by-parts operators [3], and can be used both explicitly and implicitly are constructed. The new operators are shown to efficiently damp the highest frequencies on the grid, including the π-mode.

[1]  Christopher A Kennedy and Mark H Carpenter. “Comparison of several numerical methods for simulation of compressible shear layers.” In: NASA Technical Paper 3484 (1997).
[2]  Jan Nordström and Viktor Linders. “Well-posed and stable transmission problems.” In: Journal of Computational Physics 364 (2018), pp. 95–110.
[3]  Magnus Svärd and Jan Nordström. “Review of summation-by-parts schemes for initial–boundary- value problems.” In: Journal of Computational Physics 268 (2014), pp. 17–38.

Since 2010 Dr. Jan Nordström is a Professor in Scientific Computing and since 2012 he is the Head of Division of Computational Mathematics, in the Department of Mathematics, at Linköping University (LiU) in Sweden. In his research they develop numerical methods for multi-physics applications governed by partial differential equations. They consider various kinds of uncertainties in the data or parameters of the problem and aim for a computational methodology that delivers an answer with error bars. Professor Nordström is interested in initial boundary value problems, and in particular the fundamental effect of boundary and interface conditions on well-posedness and stability. The applications include flow, wave, heat and uncertainty propagation.