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Numerical Energy Dissipation for Time-Fractional Phase-Field Equations
Chaoyu Quan, Tao Tang and Jiang Yang

J. Comp. Math. DOI: 10.4208/jcm.2311-m2021-0199

Publication Date : 2024-03-11

  • Abstract

The numerical integration of phase-field equations is a delicate task which needs to recover at the discrete level intrinsic properties of the solution such as energy dissipation and maximum principle. Although the theory of energy dissipation for classical phase field models is well established, the corresponding theory for time-fractional phase-field models is still incomplete. In this article, we study certain nonlocal-in-time energies using the first-order stabilized semi-implicit L1 scheme. In particular, we will establish a discrete fractional energy law and a discrete weighted energy law. The extension for a $(2−α)$-order L1 scalar auxiliary variable scheme will be investigated. Moreover, we demonstrate that the energy bound is preserved for the L1 schemes with nonuniform time steps. Several numerical experiments are carried to verify our theoretical analysis.

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