Guaranteed and computable bounds of approximation errors for the semi-discrete Biot problem

Dr. Svetlana Matculevich

Oct. 2, 2018, 3:30 p.m. S2 054

The talk is concerned with guaranteed and fully computable a posteriori error estimates for evolutionary
problems associated with the poroelastic media governed by the quasi-static linear Biot
equations [1]. It addresses the question of approximation error control, which arises in the iterative
and monolithic approaches used for semi-discrete approximations obtained by the implicit Euler
time-discretization scheme. The derivation of the error bounds is based on a combination of the
Ostrowski-type estimates [2] derived for iterative schemes and a posteriori error estimates of the
functional type for elliptic problems originally (also called error majorants and minorants) introduced
in [3]. The validity of the first estimates is based on the contraction property of the fixed
stress splitting scheme [4] used for decoupling. The talk is based on the report [5].
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[5] Kundan Kumar, Svetlana Matculevich, Jan Nordbotten, and Sergey Repin. Guaranteed
and computable bounds of approximation errors for the semi-discrete Biot problem.
arXiv[math.NA]:1808.08036, 2018.