报告人： Prof. Zhilin Li
Introduction to the Immersed Interface Method and Applications
Moving boundary/interface problems, and problems defined on irregular domains are very challenging both theoretically and numerically. In this talk, I will introduce couple of examples in elasticity and heat transfer to summarize the challenges in the theory and the numerics of these problems. Then I will explain the numerical methods which I have employed to solve those Problems. One of the main components of the numerical methods is the immersed interface method (IIM) developed my myself and LeVeque to solve the governing differential equations involving interfaces and discontinuities. The IIM use Cartesian grids and make use of the given jump conditions. The finite difference schemes are only modified near or on the interface without changing the grid structure. Second order convergence has been proved. Some recent developments include a fast immersed method for Poisson problems with large jumps in the coefficient, non-linear interface problems, the ADI method for parabolic interface problems, and the augmented approach for Stokes equations with discontinuous viscosity. Another major component in solving moving interface problems is how to evolve the interface. In our approach, both the front tracking and the level set methods have been developed for different applications. The level set formulation is used because of the simplicity and robustness for problems involving topological changes and high dimensions. I am going to discuss some issues about how to use the level set method without affecting second order accuracy of the immersed interface method. This is an introductory talk for a forthcoming SIAM Frontier Book by Zhilin Li and K. Ito.
报告时间： 2006年6月13日(周二) 上午10:00--11:00