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A Fast Adaptive Wavelet scheme in RBF Collocation for nearly singular potential PDEs

Nicolas Ali Libre1,2, Arezoo Emdadi2, Edward J. Kansa3,4, Mohammad Shekarchi2, Mohammad Rahimian2

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School of Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA 95616 USA
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Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2008, 38(3), 263-284.


We present a wavelet based adaptive scheme and investigate the efficiency of this scheme for solving nearly singular potential PDEs. Multiresolution wavelet analysis (MRWA) provides a firm mathematical foundation by projecting the solution of PDE onto a nested sequence of approximation spaces. The wavelet coefficients then were used as an estimation of the sensible regions for node adaptation. The proposed adaptation scheme requires negligible calculation time due to the existence of the fast Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT). Certain aspects of the proposed adaptive scheme are discussed through numerical examples. It has been shown that the proposed adaptive scheme can detect the singularities both in the domain and near the boundaries. Moreover, the proposed adaptive scheme can be utilized for capturing the regions with high gradient both in the solution and its spatial derivatives. Due to the simplicity of the proposed method, it can be efficiently applied to large scale nearly singular engineering problems.


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Libre, N. A., Emdadi, A., Kansa, E. J., Shekarchi, M., Rahimian, M. (2008). A Fast Adaptive Wavelet scheme in RBF Collocation for nearly singular potential PDEs. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 38(3), 263–284.

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