Journal article, 2016

We present domain decomposition finite element/finite difference method for the solution of hyperbolic equation. The domain decomposition is performed such that finite elements and finite differences are used in different subdomains of the computational domain: finite difference method is used on the structured part of the computational domain and finite elements on the unstructured part of the domain. Explicit discretizations for both methods are constructed such that the finite element and the finite difference schemes coincide on the common structured overlapping layer between computational subdomains. Then the resulting approach can be considered as a pure finite element scheme which avoids instabilities at the interfaces. We derive an energy estimate for the underlying hyperbolic equation with absorbing boundary conditions and illustrate efficiency of the domain decomposition method on the reconstruction of the conductivity function in three dimensions.

Finite element method

Finite

Energy estimate

Hyperbolic equation

Mathematics

Mechanics

Domain decomposition method

Physics

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics

University of Gothenburg

1007-5704 (ISSN)

Vol. 37 222-237Mathematics

Physical Sciences

10.1016/j.cnsns.2016.01.016