Technical Report 2012-014

A Stable and Dual Consistent Boundary Treatment Using Finite Differences on Summation-By-Parts Form

Jens Berg and Jan Nordström

July 2012

This paper is concerned with computing very high order accurate linear functionals from a numerical solution of a time-dependent partial differential equation (PDE). Based on finite differences on summation-by-parts form, together with a weak implementation of the boundary conditions, we show how to construct suitable boundary conditions for the PDE such that the continuous problem is well-posed and the discrete problem is stable and spatially dual consistent. These two features result in a superconvergent functional, in the sense that the order of accuracy of the functional is provably higher than that of the solution.

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