A Discrete KPP-Theory for Fisher's Equation
Journal article, 2013

The purpose of this paper is to extend the theory by Kolmogorov, Petrowsky and Piscunov (KPP) for Fisher's equation, to a discrete solution. We approximate the time derivative in Fisher's equation by an explicit Euler scheme and the diffusion operator by a symmetric difference scheme of second order. We prove that the discrete solution converges towards a traveling wave, under restrictions in the time-and space-widths, as the number of time steps increases to infinity. We also prove that the flame velocity can be determined as a solution to an optimization problem.


Bengt Hakberg

University of Gothenburg

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics of Computation

0025-5718 (ISSN) 1088-6842 (eISSN)

Vol. 82 282 781-802

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