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Code: 30/2012
Title: Convergence of quasi-optimal Stochastic Galerkin Methods for a class of PDES with random coefficients
Date: Thursday 26th July 2012
Author(s) : Beck, J.; Nobile, F.; Tamellini, L.; Tempone, R.;
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Abstract: In this work we consider quasi-optimal versions of the Stochastic Galerkin Method for solving linear elliptic PDEs with stochastic coefficients. In particular, we consider the case of a finite number N of random inputs and an analytic dependence of the solution of the PDE with respect to the parameters in a polydisc of the complex plane C^N. We show that a quasi-optimal approximation is given by a Galerkin projection on a weighted (anisotropic) total degree space and prove a (sub)exponential convergence rate. As a specific application we consider a thermal conduction problem with non-overlapping inclusions of random conductivity. Numerical results show the sharpness of our estimates.