Quasinonlocal coupling of nonlocal diffusions
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We developed a new self-adjoint, consistent, and stable coupling strategy for nonlocal diffusion models, inspired by the quasinonlocal atomistic-to-continuum method for crystalline solids. The proposed coupling model is coercive with respect to the energy norms induced by the nonlocal diffusion kernels as well as the $L^2$ norm, and it satisfies the maximum principle. A finite difference approximation is used to discretize the coupled system, which inherits the property from the continuous formulation. Furthermore, we design a numerical example which shows the discrepancy between the fully nonlocal and fully local diffusions, whereas the result of the coupled diffusion agrees with that of the fully nonlocal diffusion.
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Associate Professor of Mathematics
Jianfeng Lu is an applied mathematician interested in mathematical analysis and algorithm development for problems from computational physics, theoretical chemistry, materials science and other related fields.More specifically, his current research focuses include:Electronic structure and many body problems; quantum molecular dynamics; multiscale modeling and analysis; rare events and sampling techniques.