A Discrete KPP-Theory for Fisher's Equation
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 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.