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Fast finite element method for space-fractional dispersion equations

  • May 23, 2017
  • 11 a.m.
  • LeConte 312


We develop a fast and accurate finite element method space-fractional dispersion equations, which are expressed in terms of fractional directional derivatives in all the directions that are integrated with respect to a probability measure on the unit circle. The fast method significantly reduces the computational work of solving the discrete linear algebraic systems from $O(N^3)$ by a direct solver to $O(N \log N)$ per iteration and a memory requirement from $O(N^2)$ to $O(N)$. The developed preconditioned fast Krylov subspace iterative solver significantly reduces the number of iterations in a Krylov subspace iterative method and may improve the convergence behavior of the solver. Numerical results show the utility of the method.

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