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J. Bakarji and D. M. Tartakovsky, "On the use of reverse Brownian motion to accelerate hybrid simulations", J. Comput. Phys., vol. 334, doi:10.1016/, pp. 68-80, 2017


Multiscale and multiphysics simulations are two rapidly developing fields of scientific computing. Efficient coupling of continuum (deterministic or stochastic) constitutive solvers with their discrete (stochastic, particle-based) counterparts is a common challenge in both kinds of simulations. We focus on interfacial, tightly coupled simulations of diffusion that combine continuum and particle-based solvers. The latter employs the reverse Brownian motion (rBm), a Monte Carlo approach that allows one to enforce inhomogeneous Dirichlet, Neumann, or Robin boundary conditions and is trivially parallelizable. We discuss numerical approaches for improving the accuracy of rBm in the presence of inhomogeneous Neumann boundary conditions and alternative strategies for coupling the rBm solver with its continuum counterpart. Numerical experiments are used to investigate the convergence, stability, and computational efficiency of the proposed hybrid algorithm.

BibTeX Entry

author = {J. Bakarji and D. M. Tartakovsky},
title = {On the use of reverse Brownian motion to accelerate hybrid simulations},
year = {2017},
urlpdf = {},
journal = {J. Comput. Phys.},
volume = {334},
doi = {10.1016/},
pages = {68-80}