Newton solvers for drift-diffusion and electrokinetic equations

Arthur Bousquet, Xiaozhe Hu, Maximilian S. Metti, Jinchao Xu

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A Newton solver for equations modeling drift-diffusion and electrokinetic phenomena is investigated. For drift-diffusion problems, modeled by the nonlinear Poisson–Nernst–Planck (PNP) equations, the linearization of the model equations is shown to be well-posed. Furthermore, a fast solver for the linearized PNP and electrokinetic equations is proposed and numerically demonstrated to be effective on some physically motivated benchmarks. This work builds on a formulation of the PNP and electrokinetic equations that is investigated in [M. S. Metti, J. Xu, and C. Liu, J. Comput. Phys., 306 (2016), pp. 1–18] and shown to have some favorable stability properties.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)B982-B1006
JournalSIAM Journal on Scientific Computing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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