Evolving finite elements for an advection diffusion problem with an evolving interface


The aim of this paper is to develop a numerical scheme to approximate evolving interface problems for parabolic equations based on the abstract evolving finite element framework proposed in (Elliott & Ranner 2021). An appropriate weak formulation of the problem is derived for the use of evolving finite elements designed to accommodate for a moving interface. Optimal order error bounds are proved for arbitrary order evolving isoparametric finite elements. The paper concludes with numerical results for a model problem verifying orders of convergence.

Submitted. Preprint: arXiv:2208.04850

This work was partially supported by a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship.