01643nas a2200157 4500008004100000245012600041210006900167260001300236520109700249653002201346100001801368700002001386700002201406700002101428856003601449 2012 en d00aGeneralized reduced basis methods and n-width estimates for the approximation of the solution manifold of parametric PDEs0 aGeneralized reduced basis methods and nwidth estimates for the a bSpringer3 aThe set of solutions of a parameter-dependent linear partial di fferential equation with smooth coe fficients typically forms a compact manifold in a Hilbert space. In this paper we review the generalized reduced basis method as a fast computational tool for the uniform approximation of the solution manifold. We focus on operators showing an affi ne parametric dependence, expressed as a linear combination of parameter-independent operators through some smooth, parameter-dependent scalar functions. In the case that the parameter-dependent operator has a dominant term in its affi ne expansion, one can prove the existence of exponentially convergent uniform approximation spaces for the entire solution manifold. These spaces can be constructed without any assumptions on the parametric regularity of the manifold \\r\\nonly spatial regularity of the solutions is required. The exponential convergence rate is then inherited by the generalized reduced basis method. We provide a numerical example related to parametrized elliptic\\r\\nequations con rming the predicted convergence rates.10asolution manifold1 aLassila, Toni1 aManzoni, Andrea1 aQuarteroni, Alfio1 aRozza, Gianluigi uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/6340