### SOLVING DIRICHLET BOUNDARY-VALUE PROBLEMS ON CURVED DOMAINS BY EXTENSIONS FROM SUBDOMAINS

**Keywords:**
curved domains, elliptic equations, discontinuous galerkin methods, Immersed boundary methods

### Abstract

We present a technique for numerically solving Dirichlet boundary-value problems for second-order elliptic equations on domains Omega with curved boundaries. This is achieved by using suitably defined extensions from polyhedral subdomains D-h; the problem of dealing with curved boundaries is thus reduced to the evaluations of simple line integrals. The technique is independent of the representation of the boundary, of the space dimension, and allows for the use of only polyhedral elements. We apply this technique to the hybridizable discontinuous Galerkin method and provide extensive numerical experiments showing that the convergence properties of the resulting method are the same as those for the case in which Omega = D-h whenever the distance of D-h to partial derivative Omega is of order h. In particular, we find that when using polynomial approximations of degree k on the polyhedral subdomains D-h, both the scalar and vector unknowns converge with the optimal order of k + 1 in the whole domain Omega for k >= 0. Moreover, we also find that for k >= 1, both a postprocessing of the scalar unknown in the polyhedral subdomain D-h as well as its extension from it converge with order k + 2. The extension also converges with order 2 for k = 0.

### Más información

Título según WOS: | SOLVING DIRICHLET BOUNDARY-VALUE PROBLEMS ON CURVED DOMAINS BY EXTENSIONS FROM SUBDOMAINS |

Título de la Revista: | SIAM JOURNAL ON SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING |

Volumen: | 34 |

Número: | 1 |

Editorial: | SIAM PUBLICATIONS |

Fecha de publicación: | 2012 |

Página de inicio: | A497 |

Página final: | A519 |

Idioma: | English |

DOI: |
10.1137/100805200 |

Notas: | ISI |