High-order time-accurate, efficient, and structure-preserving numerical methods for the conservative Swift–Hohenberg model

Junxiang Yang, Zhijun Tan, Junseok Kim

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Abstract

In this study, we develop high-order time-accurate, efficient, and energy stable schemes for solving the conservative Swift–Hohenberg equation that can be used to describe the L2-gradient flow based phase-field crystal dynamics. By adopting a modified exponential scalar auxiliary variable approach, we first transform the original equations into an expanded system. Based on the expanded system, the first-, second-, and third-order time-accurate schemes are constructed using the backward Euler formula, second-order backward difference formula (BDF2), and third-order backward difference formula (BDF3), respectively. The energy dissipation law can be easily proved with respect to a modified energy. In each time step, the local variable is updated by solving one elliptic type equation and the non-local variables are explicitly computed. The whole algorithm is totally decoupled and easy to implement. Extensive numerical experiments in two- and three-dimensional spaces are performed to show the accuracy, energy stability, and practicability of the proposed schemes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-174
Number of pages15
JournalComputers and Mathematics with Applications
Volume102
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Nov 15

Keywords

  • Conservative Swift–Hohenberg model
  • Efficient methods
  • Energy dissipation
  • High-order schemes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics

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