The majority of the most common physical phenomena can be described using partial differential equations (PDEs). However, they are very often characterized by strong nonlinearities. Such features lead to the coexistence of multiple solutions studied by the bifurcation theory. Unfortunately, in practical scenarios, one has to exploit numerical methods to compute the solutions of systems of PDEs, even if the classical techniques are usually able to compute only a single solution for any value of a parameter when more branches exist. In this work we implemented an elaborated deflated continuation method, that relies on the spectral element method (SEM) and on the reduced basis (RB) one, to efficiently compute bifurcation diagrams with more parameters and more bifurcation points. The deflated continuation method can be obtained combining the classical continuation method and the deflation one: the former is used to entirely track each known branch of the diagram, while the latter is exploited to discover the new ones. Finally, when more than one parameter is considered, the efficiency of the computation is ensured by the fact that the diagrams can be computed during the online phase while, during the offline one, one only has to compute one-dimensional diagrams. In this work, after a more detailed description of the method, we will show the results that can be obtained using it to compute a bifurcation diagram associated with a problem governed by the Navier-Stokes equations.

1 aPintore, Moreno1 aPichi, Federico1 aHess, Martin1 aRozza, Gianluigi1 aCanuto, Claudio uhttps://arxiv.org/abs/1912.0608901465nas a2200193 4500008004100000245014700041210006900188260003800257520076900295100001901064700002201083700001701105700002101122700002601143700002401169700002001193700002101213856003701234 2020 eng d00aNon-Intrusive Polynomial Chaos Method Applied to Problems in Computational Fluid Dynamics with a Comparison to Proper Orthogonal Decomposition0 aNonIntrusive Polynomial Chaos Method Applied to Problems in Comp bSpringer International Publishing3 aIn this work, Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) based on non-intrusive Polynomial Chaos Expansion (PCE) is applied to the CFD problem of the flow past an airfoil with parameterized angle of attack and inflow velocity. To limit the computational cost associated with each of the simulations required by the non-intrusive UQ algorithm used, we resort to a Reduced Order Model (ROM) based on Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD)-Galerkin approach. A first set of results is presented to characterize the accuracy of the POD-Galerkin ROM developed approach with respect to the Full Order Model (FOM) solver (OpenFOAM). A further analysis is then presented to assess how the UQ results are affected by substituting the FOM predictions with the surrogate ROM ones.

1 aHijazi, Saddam1 aStabile, Giovanni1 aMola, Andrea1 aRozza, Gianluigi1 avan Brummelen, Harald1 aCorsini, Alessandro1 aPerotto, Simona1 aRozza, Gianluigi uhttps://arxiv.org/abs/1901.0228501527nas a2200145 4500008004100000245011100041210006900152300001200221490000700233520104500240100001701285700002101302700002101323856003701344 2020 eng d00aReduced Basis Model Order Reduction for Navier-Stokes equations in domains with walls of varying curvature0 aReduced Basis Model Order Reduction for NavierStokes equations i a119-1260 v343 aWe consider the Navier-Stokes equations in a channel with a narrowing and walls of varying curvature. By applying the empirical interpolation method to generate an affine parameter dependency, the offline-online procedure can be used to compute reduced order solutions for parameter variations. The reduced order space is computed from the steady-state snapshot solutions by a standard POD procedure. The model is discretised with high-order spectral element ansatz functions, resulting in 4752 degrees of freedom. The proposed reduced order model produces accurate approximations of steady-state solutions for a wide range of geometries and kinematic viscosity values. The application that motivated the present study is the onset of asymmetries (i.e., symmetry breaking bifurcation) in blood flow through a regurgitant mitral valve, depending on the Reynolds number and the valve shape. Through our computational study, we found that the critical Reynolds number for the symmetry breaking increases as the wall curvature increases.

1 aHess, Martin1 aQuaini, Annalisa1 aRozza, Gianluigi uhttps://arxiv.org/abs/1901.0370801419nas a2200121 4500008004100000245010700041210006900148520098100217100002001198700002101218700002101239856003701260 2020 eng d00aA Reduced Order technique to study bifurcating phenomena: application to the Gross-Pitaevskii equation0 aReduced Order technique to study bifurcating phenomena applicati3 aWe propose a computationally efficient framework to treat nonlinear partial differential equations having bifurcating solutions as one or more physical control parameters are varied. Our focus is on steady bifurcations. Plotting a bifurcation diagram entails computing multiple solutions of a parametrized, nonlinear problem, which can be extremely expensive in terms of computational time. In order to reduce these demanding computational costs, our approach combines a continuation technique and Newton's method with a Reduced Order Modeling (ROM) technique, suitably supplemented with a hyper-reduction method. To demonstrate the effectiveness of our ROM approach, we trace the steady solution branches of a nonlinear Schrödinger equation, called Gross-Pitaevskii equation, as one or two physical parameters are varied. In the two parameter study, we show that our approach is 60 times faster in constructing a bifurcation diagram than a standard Full Order Method.

1 aPichi, Federico1 aQuaini, Annalisa1 aRozza, Gianluigi uhttps://arxiv.org/abs/1907.0708202037nas a2200133 4500008004100000245013800041210006900179520154400248100001701792700001901809700001701828700002101845856003701866 2019 eng d00aA complete data-driven framework for the efficient solution of parametric shape design and optimisation in naval engineering problems0 acomplete datadriven framework for the efficient solution of para3 aIn the reduced order modeling (ROM) framework, the solution of a parametric partial differential equation is approximated by combining the high-fidelity solutions of the problem at hand for several properly chosen configurations. Examples of the ROM application, in the naval field, can be found in [31, 24]. Mandatory ingredient for the ROM methods is the relation between the high-fidelity solutions and the parameters. Dealing with geometrical parameters, especially in the industrial context, this relation may be unknown and not trivial (simulations over hand morphed geometries) or very complex (high number of parameters or many nested morphing techniques). To overcome these scenarios, we propose in this contribution an efficient and complete data-driven framework involving ROM techniques for shape design and optimization, extending the pipeline presented in [7]. By applying the singular value decomposition (SVD) to the points coordinates defining the hull geometry –- assuming the topology is inaltered by the deformation –-, we are able to compute the optimal space which the deformed geometries belong to, hence using the modal coefficients as the new parameters we can reconstruct the parametric formulation of the domain. Finally the output of interest is approximated using the proper orthogonal decomposition with interpolation technique. To conclude, we apply this framework to a naval shape design problem where the bulbous bow is morphed to reduce the total resistance of the ship advancing in calm water.

1 aDemo, Nicola1 aTezzele, Marco1 aMola, Andrea1 aRozza, Gianluigi uhttps://arxiv.org/abs/1905.0598202482nas a2200169 4500008004100000245009100041210006900132520193100201100001702132700001902149700002102168700002502189700001902214700002102233700002102254856003702275 2019 eng d00aEfficient Reduction in Shape Parameter Space Dimension for Ship Propeller Blade Design0 aEfficient Reduction in Shape Parameter Space Dimension for Ship 3 aIn this work, we present the results of a ship propeller design optimization campaign carried out in the framework of the research project PRELICA, funded by the Friuli Venezia Giulia regional government. The main idea of this work is to operate on a multidisciplinary level to identify propeller shapes that lead to reduced tip vortex-induced pressure and increased efficiency without altering the thrust. First, a specific tool for the bottom-up construction of parameterized propeller blade geometries has been developed. The algorithm proposed operates with a user defined number of arbitrary shaped or NACA airfoil sections, and employs arbitrary degree NURBS to represent the chord, pitch, skew and rake distribution as a function of the blade radial coordinate. The control points of such curves have been modified to generate, in a fully automated way, a family of blade geometries depending on as many as 20 shape parameters. Such geometries have then been used to carry out potential flow simulations with the Boundary Element Method based software PROCAL. Given the high number of parameters considered, such a preliminary stage allowed for a fast evaluation of the performance of several hundreds of shapes. In addition, the data obtained from the potential flow simulation allowed for the application of a parameter space reduction methodology based on active subspaces (AS) property, which suggested that the main propeller performance indices are, at a first but rather accurate approximation, only depending on a single parameter which is a linear combination of all the original geometric ones. AS analysis has also been used to carry out a constrained optimization exploiting response surface method in the reduced parameter space, and a sensitivity analysis based on such surrogate model. The few selected shapes were finally used to set up high fidelity RANS simulations and select an optimal shape.

1 aMola, Andrea1 aTezzele, Marco1 aGadalla, Mahmoud1 aValdenazzi, Federica1 aGrassi, Davide1 aPadovan, Roberta1 aRozza, Gianluigi uhttps://arxiv.org/abs/1905.0981501763nas a2200145 4500008004100000245010400041210006900145300001000214490000800224520128300232100002301515700002101538700002101559856003701580 2019 eng d00aA Finite Volume approximation of the Navier-Stokes equations with nonlinear filtering stabilization0 aFinite Volume approximation of the NavierStokes equations with n a27-450 v1873 aWe consider a Leray model with a nonlinear differential low-pass filter for the simulation of incompressible fluid flow at moderately large Reynolds number (in the range of a few thousands) with under-refined meshes. For the implementation of the model, we adopt the three-step algorithm Evolve-Filter-Relax (EFR). The Leray model has been extensively applied within a Finite Element (FE) framework. Here, we propose to combine the EFR algorithm with a computationally efficient Finite Volume (FV) method. Our approach is validated against numerical data available in the literature for the 2D flow past a cylinder and against experimental measurements for the 3D fluid flow in an idealized medical device, as recommended by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. We will show that for similar levels of mesh refinement FV and FE methods provide significantly different results. Through our numerical experiments, we are able to provide practical directions to tune the parameters involved in the model. Furthermore, we are able to investigate the impact of mesh features (element type, non-orthogonality, local refinement, and element aspect ratio) and the discretization method for the convective term on the agreement between numerical solutions and experimental data.

1 aGirfoglio, Michele1 aQuaini, Annalisa1 aRozza, Gianluigi uhttps://arxiv.org/abs/1901.0525102124nas a2200169 4500008004100000245008400041210006900125300001200194490000800206520160300214100001701817700002101834700002101855700002101876700002001897856003701917 2019 eng d00aA Localized Reduced-Order Modeling Approach for PDEs with Bifurcating Solutions0 aLocalized ReducedOrder Modeling Approach for PDEs with Bifurcati a379-4030 v3513 aReduced-order modeling (ROM) commonly refers to the construction, based on a few solutions (referred to as snapshots) of an expensive discretized partial differential equation (PDE), and the subsequent application of low-dimensional discretizations of partial differential equations (PDEs) that can be used to more efficiently treat problems in control and optimization, uncertainty quantification, and other settings that require multiple approximate PDE solutions. In this work, a ROM is developed and tested for the treatment of nonlinear PDEs whose solutions bifurcate as input parameter values change. In such cases, the parameter domain can be subdivided into subregions, each of which corresponds to a different branch of solutions. Popular ROM approaches such as proper orthogonal decomposition (POD), results in a global low-dimensional basis that does no respect not take advantage of the often large differences in the PDE solutions corresponding to different subregions. Instead, in the new method, the k-means algorithm is used to cluster snapshots so that within cluster snapshots are similar to each other and are dissimilar to those in other clusters. This is followed by the construction of local POD bases, one for each cluster. The method also can detect which cluster a new parameter point belongs to, after which the local basis corresponding to that cluster is used to determine a ROM approximation. Numerical experiments show the effectiveness of the method both for problems for which bifurcation cause continuous and discontinuous changes in the solution of the PDE.

1 aHess, Martin1 aAlla, Alessandro1 aQuaini, Annalisa1 aRozza, Gianluigi1 aGunzburger, Max uhttps://arxiv.org/abs/1807.0885102082nas a2200169 4500008004100000245015000041210006900191300001400260490000800274520148200282100002701764700002201791700001701813700002401830700002101854856003701875 2019 eng d00aA reduced basis approach for PDEs on parametrized geometries based on the shifted boundary finite element method and application to a Stokes flow0 areduced basis approach for PDEs on parametrized geometries based a568–5870 v3473 aWe propose a model order reduction technique integrating the Shifted Boundary Method (SBM) with a POD-Galerkin strategy. This approach allows to treat more complex parametrized domains in an efficient and straightforward way. The impact of the proposed approach is threefold. First, problems involving parametrizations of complex geometrical shapes and/or large domain deformations can be efficiently solved at full-order by means of the SBM, an unfitted boundary method that avoids remeshing and the tedious handling of cut cells by introducing an approximate surrogate boundary. Second, the computational effort is further reduced by the development of a reduced order model (ROM) technique based on a POD-Galerkin approach. Third, the SBM provides a smooth mapping from the true to the surrogate domain, and for this reason, the stability and performance of the reduced order basis are enhanced. This feature is the net result of the combination of the proposed ROM approach and the SBM. Similarly, the combination of the SBM with a projection-based ROM gives the great advantage of an easy and fast to implement algorithm considering geometrical parametrization with large deformations. The transformation of each geometry to a reference geometry (morphing) is in fact not required. These combined advantages will allow the solution of PDE problems more efficiently. We illustrate the performance of this approach on a number of two-dimensional Stokes flow problems.

1 aKaratzas, Efthymios, N1 aStabile, Giovanni1 aNouveau, Leo1 aScovazzi, Guglielmo1 aRozza, Gianluigi uhttps://arxiv.org/abs/1807.0779001370nas a2200133 4500008004100000245010900041210006900150300001400219490000700233520091800240100002001158700002101178856003701199 2019 eng d00aReduced basis approaches for parametrized bifurcation problems held by non-linear Von Kármán equations0 aReduced basis approaches for parametrized bifurcation problems h a112–1350 v813 aThis work focuses on the computationally efficient detection of the buckling phenomena and bifurcation analysis of the parametric Von Kármán plate equations based on reduced order methods and spectral analysis. The computational complexity - due to the fourth order derivative terms, the non-linearity and the parameter dependence - provides an interesting benchmark to test the importance of the reduction strategies, during the construction of the bifurcation diagram by varying the parameter(s). To this end, together the state equations, we carry out also an analysis of the linearized eigenvalue problem, that allows us to better understand the physical behaviour near the bifurcation points, where we lose the uniqueness of solution. We test this automatic methodology also in the two parameter case, understanding the evolution of the first buckling mode. journal = Journal of Scientific Computing

1 aPichi, Federico1 aRozza, Gianluigi uhttps://arxiv.org/abs/1804.0201402365nas a2200121 4500008004100000245014200041210006900183520189700252100001902149700001702168700002102185856003702206 2019 eng d00aShape optimization through proper orthogonal decomposition with interpolation and dynamic mode decomposition enhanced by active subspaces0 aShape optimization through proper orthogonal decomposition with 3 aWe propose a numerical pipeline for shape optimization in naval engineering involving two different non-intrusive reduced order method (ROM) techniques. Such methods are proper orthogonal decomposition with interpolation (PODI) and dynamic mode decomposition (DMD). The ROM proposed will be enhanced by active subspaces (AS) as a pre-processing tool that reduce the parameter space dimension and suggest better sampling of the input space. We will focus on geometrical parameters describing the perturbation of a reference bulbous bow through the free form deformation (FFD) technique. The ROM are based on a finite volume method (FV) to simulate the multi-phase incompressible flow around the deformed hulls. In previous works we studied the reduction of the parameter space in naval engineering through AS [38, 10] focusing on different parts of the hull. PODI and DMD have been employed for the study of fast and reliable shape optimization cycles on a bulbous bow in [9]. The novelty of this work is the simultaneous reduction of both the input parameter space and the output fields of interest. In particular AS will be trained computing the total drag resistance of a hull advancing in calm water and its gradients with respect to the input parameters. DMD will improve the performance of each simulation of the campaign using only few snapshots of the solution fields in order to predict the regime state of the system. Finally PODI will interpolate the coefficients of the POD decomposition of the output fields for a fast approximation of all the fields at new untried parameters given by the optimization algorithm. This will result in a non-intrusive data-driven numerical optimization pipeline completely independent with respect to the full order solver used and it can be easily incorporated into existing numerical pipelines, from the reference CAD to the optimal shape.

1 aTezzele, Marco1 aDemo, Nicola1 aRozza, Gianluigi uhttps://arxiv.org/abs/1905.0548301397nas a2200193 4500008004100000245006200041210006000103260003800163490000800201520080600209100002101015700002101036700002501057700001801082700001601100700002801116700002201144856003701166 2019 eng d00aA Spectral Element Reduced Basis Method in Parametric CFD0 aSpectral Element Reduced Basis Method in Parametric CFD bSpringer International Publishing0 v1263 aWe consider the Navier-Stokes equations in a channel with varying Reynolds numbers. The model is discretized with high-order spectral element ansatz functions, resulting in 14 259 degrees of freedom. The steady-state snapshot solu- tions define a reduced order space, which allows to accurately evaluate the steady- state solutions for varying Reynolds number with a reduced order model within a fixed-point iteration. In particular, we compare different aspects of implementing the reduced order model with respect to the use of a spectral element discretization. It is shown, how a multilevel static condensation in the pressure and velocity boundary degrees of freedom can be combined with a reduced order modelling approach to enhance computational times in parametric many-query scenarios.

1 aHess, Martin, W.1 aRozza, Gianluigi1 aRadu, Florin, Adrian1 aKumar, Kundan1 aBerre, Inga1 aNordbotten, Jan, Martin1 aPop, Iuliu, Sorin uhttps://arxiv.org/abs/1712.0643200501nas a2200121 4500008004100000245013400041210006900175490000700244100002100251700002000272700002100292856006600313 2018 eng d00aReduced Basis Approximation and A Posteriori Error Estimation: Applications to Elasticity Problems in Several Parametric Settings0 aReduced Basis Approximation and A Posteriori Error Estimation Ap0 v151 aHuynh, D., B. P.1 aPichi, Federico1 aRozza, Gianluigi uhttps://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-94676-4_8