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Preprint 2011-004

A Domain Decomposition Method for Semilinear Hyperbolic Systems with Two-scale Relaxations

Shi Jin, Jian-Guo Liu and Li Wang

Abstract: We present a domain decomposition method on a semilinear hyperbolic system with multiple relaxation times. In the region where the relaxation time is small, an asymptotic equilibrium equation can be used for computational efficiency. An interface condition is provided to couple the two systems in a domain decomposition setting. A rigorous analysis, based on the Laplace Transform, on the L2 error estimate is presented for the linear case, which shows how the error of the domain decomposition method depends on the smaller relaxation time, and the boundary and interface layer effects. The given convergence rate is optimal. We present a numerical implementation of this domain decomposition method, and present some numerical results in order to study the performance of this method.

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Shi Jin
Jian-Guo Liu
Li Wang
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; 2011-02-06.