Correction: A comparison of the extended finite element method with the immersed interface method for elliptic equations with discontinuous coefficients and singular sources by Vaughan et al [COMM. APP. MATH. AND COMP. SCI, 1, 1, (2006) (207-228)]

J. Thomas Beale, David L. Chopp, Randall J. Leveque, Zhilin Li

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Abstract

A recent paper by Vaughan, Smith, and Chopp [Comm. App. Math. & Comp. Sci. 1 (2006), 207-228] reported numerical results for three examples using the immersed interface method (IIM) and the extended finite element method (X-FEM). The results presented for the IIM showed first-order accuracy for the solution and inaccurate values of the normal derivative at the interface. This was due to an error in the implementation. The purpose of this note is to present correct results using the IIM for the same examples used in that paper, which demonstrate the expected second-order accuracy in the maximum norm over all grid points. Results now indicate that on these problems the IIM and XFEM methods give comparable accuracy in solution values. With appropriate interpolation it is also possible to obtain nearly second order accurate values of the solution and normal derivative at the interface with the IIM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-100
Number of pages6
JournalCommunications in Applied Mathematics and Computational Science
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Convergence order
  • Discontinuous coefficients
  • Elliptic interface problems
  • Finite difference methods
  • Immersed interface method (IIM)
  • Singular source term

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

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