On supraconvergence phenomenon for second order centered finite differences on non-uniform grids

Gayaz Khakimzyanov, Denys Dutykh

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Abstract

In the present study we consider an example of a boundary value problem for a simple second order ordinary differential equation, which may exhibit a boundary layer phenomenon depending on the value of a free parameter. To this equation we apply an adaptive numerical method on redistributed grids. We show that usual central finite differences, which are second order accurate on a uniform grid, can be substantially upgraded to the fourth order by a suitable choice of the underlying non-uniform grid. Moreover, we show also that some other choices of the nodes distributions lead to substantial degradation of the accuracy. This example is quite pedagogical and we use it only for illustrative purposes. It may serve as a guidance for more complex problems.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Volume326
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Dec 2017

Keywords

  • Boundary layer
  • Boundary value problems
  • Finite differences
  • Non-uniform grids
  • Supraconvergence

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