Galerkin Projection and Numerical Integration for a Stochastic Investigation of the Viscous Burgers’ Equation: An Initial Attempt

  • Markus WahlstenEmail author
  • Jan Nordström
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering book series (LNCSE, volume 126)


We consider a stochastic analysis of the non-linear viscous Burgers’ equation and focus on the comparison between intrusive and non-intrusive uncertainty quantification methods. The intrusive approach uses a combination of polynomial chaos and stochastic Galerkin projection. The non-intrusive method uses numerical integration by combining quadrature rules and the probability density functions of the prescribed uncertainties. The two methods are applied to a provably stable formulation of the viscous Burgers’ equation, and compared. As measures of comparison: variance size, computational efficiency and accuracy are used.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Linköping UniversityLinköpingSweden

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