Efficient Spacetime Meshing with Nonlocal Cone Constraints

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Efficient Spacetime Meshing with Nonlocal Cone Constraints
Spacetime Discontinuous Galerkin (DG) methods are used to solve hyperbolic PDEs describing wavelike physical phenomena. When the PDEs are nonlinear, the speed of propagation of the phenomena, called the wavespeed, at any point in the spacetime domain is computed as part of the solution. We give an advancing front algorithm to construct a simplicial mesh of the spacetime domain suitable for DG solutions. Given a simplicial mesh of a bounded linear or planar space domain M, we incrementally construct a mesh of the spacetime domain M × [0, ∞) such that the solution can be computed in constant time per element. We add a patch of spacetime elements to the mesh at every step. The boundary of every patch is causal which means that the elements in the patch can be solved immediately and that the patches in the mesh are partially ordered by dependence. The elements in a single patch are coupled because they share implicit faces; however, the number of elements in each patch is bounded. The ...
Shripad Thite
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where IMR
Authors Shripad Thite
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