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Preprint-No.: <   373   >   Published in: September 2013   PDF-File: IGPM373_k.pdf
Title:Adjoint-Based Error Estimation and Mesh Adaptation for Hybridized Discontinuous Galerkin Methods
Authors:Michael Woopen, Georg May, Jochen Schütz
We present a robust and efficient target-based mesh adaptation methodology, building on hy- bridized discontinuous Galerkin schemes for (nonlinear) convection-diffusion problems, including the compressible Euler and Navier-Stokes equations. Hybridization of finite element discretiza- tions has the main advantage, that the resulting set of algebraic equations has globally coupled degrees of freedom only on the skeleton of the computational mesh. Consequently, solving for these degrees of freedom involves the solution of a potentially much smaller system. This not only reduces storage requirements, but also allows for a faster solution with iterative solvers. The mesh adaptation is driven by an error estimate obtained via a discrete adjoint approach. Furthermore, the computed target functional can be corrected with this error estimate to obtain an even more accurate value. The aim of this paper is twofold: Firstly, to show the superiority of adjoint-based mesh adaptation over uniform and residual-based mesh refinement, and secondly to investigate the efficiency of the global error estimate.
Keywords:discontinuous Galerkin methods, hybridization, mesh adaptation, adjoint-based error-estimation, compressible flow
DOI: 10.1002/fld.3959
Publication:International journal for numerical methods in fluids
76(11), 811-834 (2014)