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Section: New Results

Cost reduction for numerical methods

In [36], S. Lemaire builds a bridge between the Hybrid High-Order [93] and Virtual Element [75] methods, which are the two main new-generation approaches to the arbitrary-order approximation of PDEs on meshes with general, polytopal cells. The Virtual Element method writes in functional terms and is naturally conforming; at the opposite, the Hybrid High-Order method writes in algebraic terms and is naturally nonconforming. It has been remarked a few years ago that the Hybrid High-Order method can be viewed as a nonconforming version of the Virtual Element method. Here, S. Lemaire ends up unifying the Hybrid High-Order and Virtual Element approaches by showing that the Virtual Element method can be reformulated as a (newborn) conforming Hybrid High-Order method. This parallel has interesting consequences as it sheds new light on the a priori analysis of Virtual Element methods, and on the differences between the conforming and nonconforming cases.

In [30], [40], S. Lemaire et al. design and analyze (in the periodic setting) arbitrary-order nonconforming multiscale methods for highly oscillatory elliptic problems, which are applicable on coarse grids that may feature general polytopal cells. The construction of these methods is based on the Hybrid High-Order framework [93]. As standard with such multiscale approaches, the general workflow of the method splits into an offline, massively parallelizable stage where all fine-scale computations are performed, and the online, fully coarse-scale stage.

In [52], C. Cancès and D. Maltese propose a reduced model for the migration of hydrocarbons in heterogeneous porous media. Their model keeps track of the time variable. This allows to compute steady-states that cannot be reached by the commonly used ray-tracing and invasion-percolation algorithms. An efficient finite volume scheme allowing for very large time steps is then proposed.

In [57], F. Chave proposes a new definition of the normal fracture diffusion-dispersion coefficient for a reduced model of passive transport in fractured porous media, and numerically studies the impact on the discrete solution on a few test-cases.

In [37], T. Rey et al. present high-order, fully explicit time integrators for nonlinear collisional kinetic equations, including the full Boltzmann equation. The methods, called projective integration, first take a few small steps with a simple, explicit method (forward Euler) to damp out the stiff components of the solution. Then, the time derivative is estimated and used in a Runge–Kutta method of arbitrary order. The procedure can be recursively repeated on a hierarchy of projective levels to construct telescopic projective integration methods. The method is illustrated with numerical results in one and two space dimensions.

In [60], I. Lacroix-Violet et al. introduce a new class of numerical methods for the time integration of evolution equations set as Cauchy problems of ODEs or PDEs. The systematic design of these methods mixes the Runge–Kutta collocation formalism with collocation techniques, in such a way that the methods are linearly implicit and have high order. The fact that these methods are implicit allows to avoid CFL conditions when the large systems to integrate come from the space discretization of evolution PDEs. Moreover, these methods are expected to be efficient since they only require to solve one linear system of equations at each time step, and efficient techniques from the literature can be used to do so.