High-order compact schemes for parabolic problems with mixed derivatives in multiple space dimensions

Düring, Bertram and Heuer, Christof (2015) High-order compact schemes for parabolic problems with mixed derivatives in multiple space dimensions. SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis. ISSN 0036-1429 (Accepted)

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We present a high-order compact finite difference approach for a rather general class of parabolic partial differential equations with time and space dependent coefficients as well as with mixed second-order derivative terms in n spatial dimensions. Problems of this type arise frequently in computational fluid dynamics and computational finance. We derive general conditions on the coefficients which allow us to obtain a high-order compact scheme which is fourth-order accurate in space and second-order accurate in time. Moreover, we perform a thorough von Neumann stability analysis of the Cauchy problem in two and three spatial dimensions for vanishing mixed derivative terms, and also give partial results for the general case. The results suggest unconditional stability of the scheme. As an application example we consider the pricing of European Power Put Options in the multidimensional Black-Scholes model for two and three underlying assets. Due to the low regularity of typical initial conditions we employ the smoothing operators of Kreiss et al. to ensure high-order convergence of the approximations of the smoothed problem to the true solution.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Mathematics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0297 Numerical analysis
Depositing User: Bertram During
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2015 06:12
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 04:19
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/51498

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