A reduced basis approach for PDEs on parametrized geometries based on the shifted boundary finite element method and application to a Stokes flow


Journal Article

© 2019 Elsevier B.V. We propose a model order reduction technique integrating the Shifted Boundary Method (SBM) with a POD-Galerkin strategy. This approach allows to deal with complex parametrized domains in an efficient and straightforward way. The impact of the proposed approach is threefold. First, problems involving parametrizations of complex geometrical shapes and/or large domain deformations can be efficiently solved at full-order by means of the SBM. This unfitted boundary method permits to avoid remeshing and the tedious handling of cut cells by introducing an approximate surrogate boundary. Second, the computational effort is reduced by the development of a Reduced Order Model (ROM) technique based on a POD-Galerkin approach. Third, the SBM provides a smooth mapping from the true to the surrogate domain, and for this reason, the stability and performance of the reduced order basis are enhanced. This feature is the net result of the combination of the proposed ROM approach and the SBM. Similarly, the combination of the SBM with a projection-based ROM gives the great advantage of an easy and fast to implement algorithm considering geometrical parametrization with large deformations. The transformation of each geometry to a reference geometry (morphing) is in fact not required. These combined advantages will allow the solution of PDE problems more efficiently. We illustrate the performance of this approach on a number of two-dimensional Stokes flow problems.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Karatzas, EN; Stabile, G; Nouveau, L; Scovazzi, G; Rozza, G

Published Date

  • April 15, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 347 /

Start / End Page

  • 568 - 587

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0045-7825

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cma.2018.12.040

Citation Source

  • Scopus