An Efficient Hybrid Numerical Scheme for Singularly Perturbed Problems of Mixed Parabolic-Elliptic Type

  • Kaushik Mukherjee
  • Srinivasan Natesan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8236)


This article is dealt with the study of a hybrid numerical scheme for a class of singularly perturbed mixed parabolic-elliptic problems possessing both boundary and interior layers. The domain under consideration is partitioned into two subdomains. In the first subdomain, the given problem takes the form of parabolic reaction-diffusion type, whereas in the second subdomain elliptic convection-diffusion-reaction types of problems are posed. To solve these problems, the time derivative is discretized by the backward-Euler method, while for the spatial discretization the classical central difference scheme is used on the first subdomain and a hybrid finite difference scheme is proposed on the second subdomain. The proposed method is designed on a layer resolving piecewise-uniform Shishkin mesh and computationally it is shown that the method converges ε-uniformly with almost second-order spatial accuracy in the discrete supremum norm.


Spatial Discretization Hybrid Scheme Uniform Mesh Interior Layer Rectangular Mesh 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kaushik Mukherjee
    • 1
  • Srinivasan Natesan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsIndian Institute of Space Science and TechnologyThiruvananthapuramIndia
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsIndian Institute of Technology GuwahatiGuwahatiIndia

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