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Paper   IPM / M / 16303
School of Mathematics
  Title:   A Petrov-Galerkin RBF method for diffusion equation on th unit sphere
  Author(s):  Davoud Mirzaei (Joint with M. Ahmadi Darani)
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Numer. Methods Partial Differential Eq.
  Year:  2020
  Pages:   DOI: 10.1002/num.22498
  Supported by:  IPM
This paper concerns a numerical solution for the diffusion equation on the unit sphere. The given method is based on the spherical basis function approximation and the Petrov-Galerkin test discretization. The method is meshless because spherical triangulation is not required neither for approximation nor for numerical integration. This feature is achieved through the spherical basis function approximation and the use of local weak forms instead of a global variational formulation. The local Petrov-Galerkin formulation allows to compute the integrals on small independent spherical caps without any dependence on a connected background mesh. Experimental results show the accuracy and the efficiency of the new method.

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