A DPG-based time-marching scheme for linear hyperbolic problems
The Discontinuous Petrov-Galerkin (DPG) method is a widely employed discretization method for Partial Di fferential Equations (PDEs). In a recent work, we applied the DPG method with optimal test functions for the time integration of transient parabolic PDEs. We showed that the resulting DPG-based time-marching scheme is equivalent to exponential integrators for the trace variables. In this work, we extend the aforementioned method to time-dependent hyperbolic PDEs. For that, we reduce the second order system in time to first order and we calculate the optimal testing analytically. We also relate our method with exponential integrators of Gautschi-type. Finally, we validate our method for 1D/2D + time linear wave equation after semidiscretization in space with a standard Bubnov-Galerkin method. The presented DPG-based time integrator provides expressions for the solution in the element interiors in addition to those on the traces. This allows to design di fferent error estimators to perform adaptivity.