Stable Discretizations and Robust Preconditioners for Multi-physical Systems

Jinchao Xu
Department of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University

(October 20, 2014 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM)

Stable Discretizations and Robust Preconditioners for Multi-physical Systems

Abstract

In this talk, I will report some recent results on the qualitative and numerical analysis  of structure-preserving discretizations and robust preconditioners for several mathematical models that couple with the Navier-Stokes equations. I will study the Navier-Stokes equations coupled with elasticity equations, the Maxwell's equations, and the Poisson-Nernst-Planck system. These systems model fluid-structure interaction, magnetohydrodynamics, and electrokinetic phenomena, respectively, and are widely used in physics, biology, and engineering. I will also give some numerical examples to validate our analyses and models.