A detailed numerical study of the long time behaviour of dispersive shock waves in solutions to the Kadomtsev–Petviashvili (KP) I equation is presented. It is shown that modulated lump solutions emerge from the dispersive shock waves. For the description of dispersive shock waves, Whitham modulation equations for KP are obtained. It is shown that the modulation equations near the soliton line are hyperbolic for the KPII equation while they are elliptic for the KPI equation leading to a focusing effect and the formation of lumps. Such a behaviour is similar to the appearance of breathers for the focusing nonlinear Schrödinger equation in the semiclassical limit.

VL - 474 UR - https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/abs/10.1098/rspa.2017.0458 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - NURBS-SEM: A hybrid spectral element method on NURBS maps for the solution of elliptic PDEs on surfaces JF - COMPUTER METHODS IN APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING Y1 - 2018 A1 - Giuseppe Pitton A1 - Luca Heltai VL - 338 UR - https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.08271 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - On the Application of Reduced Basis Methods to Bifurcation Problems in Incompressible Fluid Dynamics JF - Journal of Scientific Computing Y1 - 2017 A1 - Giuseppe Pitton A1 - Gianluigi Rozza AB -In this paper we apply a reduced basis framework for the computation of flow bifurcation (and stability) problems in fluid dynamics. The proposed method aims at reducing the complexity and the computational time required for the construction of bifurcation and stability diagrams. The method is quite general since it can in principle be specialized to a wide class of nonlinear problems, but in this work we focus on an application in incompressible fluid dynamics at low Reynolds numbers. The validation of the reduced order model with the full order computation for a benchmark cavity flow problem is promising.

ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Computational reduction strategies for the detection of steady bifurcations in incompressible fluid-dynamics: Applications to Coanda effect in cardiology JF - Journal of Computational Physics Y1 - 2017 A1 - Giuseppe Pitton A1 - Annalisa Quaini A1 - Gianluigi Rozza KW - Parametrized Navier–Stokes equations KW - Reduced basis method KW - Stability of flows KW - Symmetry breaking bifurcation AB -We focus on reducing the computational costs associated with the hydrodynamic stability of solutions of the incompressible Navier–Stokes equations for a Newtonian and viscous fluid in contraction–expansion channels. In particular, we are interested in studying steady bifurcations, occurring when non-unique stable solutions appear as physical and/or geometric control parameters are varied. The formulation of the stability problem requires solving an eigenvalue problem for a partial differential operator. An alternative to this approach is the direct simulation of the flow to characterize the asymptotic behavior of the solution. Both approaches can be extremely expensive in terms of computational time. We propose to apply Reduced Order Modeling (ROM) techniques to reduce the demanding computational costs associated with the detection of a type of steady bifurcations in fluid dynamics. 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 regurgitant mitral valve orifice shape.