Speaker: Prof. Zhonghua Qiao (乔中华教授)

Time: 15:30-16:30, 28 September 2022 (Wednesday) 

Venue: CC126

Tencent Meeting ID:947-380-666


A large class of semilinear parabolic equations satisfy the maximum bound principle (MBP) in the sense that the time-dependent solution preserves for any time a uniform pointwise bound imposed by its initial and boundary conditions. The MBP plays a crucial role in understanding the physical meaning and the wellposedness of the mathematical model. Investigation on numerical algorithms with preservation of the MBP has attracted increasingly attentions in recent years, especially for the temporal discretizations, since the violation of MBP may lead to nonphysical solutions or even blow-ups of the algorithms. In this work, we study high-order MBP-preserving time integration schemes by means of the integrating factor Runge–Kutta (IFRK) method. Beginning with the space-discrete system of semilinear parabolic equations, we present the IFRK method in general form and derive the sufficient conditions for the method to preserve the MBP. In particular, we show that the classic four-stage, fourth-order IFRK scheme is MBP preserving for some typical semilinear systems although not strong stability preserving, which can be instantly applied to the Allen–Cahn type of equations.

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