Method of Lines Transpose: A Fast Implicit Wave Propagator [article]

Matthew F. Causley, Andrew J. Christlieb, Yaman Guclu, Eric Wolf
2013 arXiv   pre-print
As a follow up to Causley2013, we provide a detailed description of the numerical implementation of an O(N), A-stable, second order accurate solution of the wave equation, constructed from semi-discrete boundary value problems. We improve on the previous algorithm by replacing the Lax-type correction used in Causley2013, which was necessary for convergence when Δ t < Δ x/c, with a more accurate spatial quadrature, which we prove is convergent. We also demonstrate that the resulting solver
more » ... s fast even in the case of unstructured meshes, can incorporate domain decomposition, and allows for the implementation of Dirichlet, Neumann, periodic and outflow boundary conditions. Building upon results for the 1d formulation, we utilize alternate direction implicit (ADI) splitting to achieve a fast O(N) solver in higher spatial dimensions. Our solver is built upon line objects and, combined with the flexibility of the integral solver, allows us to solve problems on arbitrary spatial domains, by embedding the boundary in a regular Cartesian mesh. Our solver is designed to couple with particle codes, where scale separation is an issue. We therefore demonstrate the ability of our solver to take time steps well beyond that of the Courant-Friedrichs-Lewy (CFL) stability limit of explicit codes.
arXiv:1306.6902v1 fatcat:tbtkbwlwtbfoncmoa3x4bmrvsm