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Linear PDEs and numerical methods that preserve a multisymplectic conservation law

  • Multisymplectic methods have recently been proposed as a generalization of symplectic ODE methods to the case of Hamiltonian PDEs. Their excellent long time behavior for a variety of Hamiltonian wave equations has been demonstrated in a number of numerical studies. A theoretical investigation and justification of multisymplectic methods is still largely missing. In this paper, we study linear multisymplectic PDEs and their discretization by means of numerical dispersion relations. It is found that multisymplectic methods in the sense of Bridges and Reich [Phys. Lett. A, 284 ( 2001), pp. 184-193] and Reich [J. Comput. Phys., 157 (2000), pp. 473-499], such as Gauss-Legendre Runge-Kutta methods, possess a number of desirable properties such as nonexistence of spurious roots and conservation of the sign of the group velocity. A certain CFL-type restriction on Delta t/Delta x might be required for methods higher than second order in time. It is also demonstrated by means of the explicit midpoint method that multistep methods may exhibitMultisymplectic methods have recently been proposed as a generalization of symplectic ODE methods to the case of Hamiltonian PDEs. Their excellent long time behavior for a variety of Hamiltonian wave equations has been demonstrated in a number of numerical studies. A theoretical investigation and justification of multisymplectic methods is still largely missing. In this paper, we study linear multisymplectic PDEs and their discretization by means of numerical dispersion relations. It is found that multisymplectic methods in the sense of Bridges and Reich [Phys. Lett. A, 284 ( 2001), pp. 184-193] and Reich [J. Comput. Phys., 157 (2000), pp. 473-499], such as Gauss-Legendre Runge-Kutta methods, possess a number of desirable properties such as nonexistence of spurious roots and conservation of the sign of the group velocity. A certain CFL-type restriction on Delta t/Delta x might be required for methods higher than second order in time. It is also demonstrated by means of the explicit midpoint method that multistep methods may exhibit spurious roots in the numerical dispersion relation for any value of Delta t/Delta x despite being multisymplectic in the sense of discrete variational mechanics [J. E. Marsden, G. P. Patrick, and S. Shkoller, Commun. Math. Phys., 199 (1999), pp. 351-395]show moreshow less

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Author:Jason Frank, Brian E. Moore, Sebastian ReichORCiD
URL:http://epubs.siam.org/sisc/
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1137/050628271
ISSN:1064-8275
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2006
Year of Completion:2006
Release Date:2017/03/24
Source:Siam journal on scientific computing. - ISSN 1064-8275. - 28 (2006), 1, S. 260 - 277
Organizational units:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Mathematik
Peer Review:Referiert