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Discontinuous Weighted Least-Squares Approximation on Irregular Grids

N.B.Petrovskaya 1
School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, The United Kingdom.

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2008, 32(2), 69-84.


Discontinuous weighted least--squares (DWLS) approximation is a modification of a standard weighted least-squares approach that nowadays is intensively exploited in computational aerodynamics. A DWLS method is often employed to approximate a solution function over an unstructured computational grid that results in an irregular local support for the approximation. While the properties of a weighted least-squares reconstruction are well known for regular geometries, the approximation over a non-uniform grid is not a well researched area so far. In our paper we demonstrate the difficulties related to the performance of a DWLS method on distorted grids and outline a new approach based on a revised definition of distant points on distorted grids. Our discussion is illustrated by examples of DWLS approximation taken from computational aerodynamics problems.


Discontinuous weighted least-squares approximation, stretched mesh, outliers.

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, N. (2008). Discontinuous Weighted Least-Squares Approximation on Irregular Grids. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 32(2), 69–84.

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