### Solving Convection-Diffusion Problems on Curved Domains by Extensions from Subdomains

**Keywords:**
curved domains, discontinuous galerkin methods, Convection-diffusion, Immersed boundary methods

### Abstract

We present a technique for numerically solving convection-diffusion problems in domains with curved boundary. The technique consists in approximating the domain by polyhedral subdomains where a finite element method is used to solve for the approximate solution. The approximation is then suitably extended to the remaining part of the domain . This approach allows for the use of only polyhedral elements; there is no need of fitting the boundary in order to obtain an accurate approximation of the solution. To achieve this, the boundary condition on the border of is transferred to the border of by using simple line integrals. We apply this technique to the hybridizable discontinuous Galerkin method and provide extensive numerical experiments showing that, whenever the distance of to is of order of the meshsize , the convergence properties of the resulting method are the same as those for the case in which . We also show numerical evidence indicating that the ratio of the norm of the error in the scalar variable computed with to that of that computed with remains constant (and fairly close to one), whenever the distance is proportional to , where is the so-called P,clet number.

### Más información

Título según WOS: | Solving Convection-Diffusion Problems on Curved Domains by Extensions from Subdomains |

Título de la Revista: | JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING |

Volumen: | 59 |

Número: | 2 |

Editorial: | SPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS |

Fecha de publicación: | 2014 |

Página de inicio: | 512 |

Página final: | 543 |

Idioma: | English |

DOI: |
10.1007/s10915-013-9776-y |

Notas: | ISI |