Two Schemes for Fractional Diffusion and Diffusion-Wave Equations with Nonsmooth Data [article]

Bangti Jin, Raytcho Lazarov, Zhi Zhou
2015 arXiv   pre-print
We consider the initial/boundary value problem for the fractional diffusion and diffusion-wave equations involving a Caputo fractional derivative in time. We develop two "simple" fully discrete schemes based on the Galerkin finite element method in space and convolution quadrature in time with the generating function given by the implicit backward Euler method/second-order backward difference method, and establish error estimates optimal with respect to the regularity of the initial data. These
more » ... two schemes are first and second-order accurate in time for nonsmooth initial data. Extensive numerical experiments for one and two-dimensional problems confirm the convergence analysis. A detailed comparison with several popular time stepping schemes is also performed. The numerical results indicate that the proposed fully discrete schemes are accurate and robust for nonsmooth data, and competitive with existing schemes.
arXiv:1404.3800v4 fatcat:dtrrca3slzcbvigrzcofb55qpi