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A parallel second order Cartesian method for elliptic interface problems and its application to tumor growth model

Marco Cisternino 1, 2, 3
3 MC2 - Modélisation, contrôle et calcul
Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest, UB - Université de Bordeaux, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR5251
Abstract : This theses deals with a parallel Cartesian method to solve elliptic problems with complex interfaces and its application to elliptic irregular domain problems in the framework of a tumor growth model. This method is based on a fi nite di erences scheme and is second order accurate in the whole domain. The originality of the method lies in the use of additional unknowns located on the interface, allowing to express the interface transmission conditions. The method is described and the details of its parallelization, performed with the PETSc library, are provided. Numerical validations of the method follow with comparisons to other related methods in literature. A numerical study of the parallelized method is also given. Then, the method is applied to solve elliptic irregular domain problems appearing in a three-dimensional continuous tumor growth model, the two-species Darcy model. The approach used in this application is based on the penalization of the interface transmission conditions, in order to impose homogeneous Neumann boundary conditions on the border of an irregular domain. The simulations of model are provided and they show the ability of the method to impose a good approximation of the considered boundary conditions.
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Marco Cisternino. A parallel second order Cartesian method for elliptic interface problems and its application to tumor growth model. Modeling and Simulation. Université Sciences et Technologies - Bordeaux I; Politecnico di Torino, 2012. English. ⟨tel-00690743⟩



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