## Abstract

A high-order semi-analytic finite difference scheme is presented to overcome degradation of numerical performance when applied to two-dimensional elliptic problems containing singular points. The scheme, called Least-Square Singular Finite Difference Scheme (L-S SFDS), applies an explicit functional representation of the exact solution in the vicinity of the singularities, and a conventional finite difference scheme on the remaining domain. It is shown that the L-S SFDS is "pollution" free, i.e., no degradation in the convergence rate occurs because of the singularities, and the coefficients of the asymptotic solution in the vicinity of the singularities are computed as a by-product with a very high accuracy. Numerical examples for the Laplace and Poisson equations over domains containing re-entrant corners or abrupt changes in the boundary conditions are presented.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 281-296 |

Number of pages | 16 |

Journal | Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations |

Volume | 14 |

Issue number | 3 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 1 Jan 1998 |

## Keywords

- Elliptic PDE
- High-order Finite Difference Schemes
- Laplace equation
- Singularities