A Two-grid Method for Linearizing and Symmetrizing the Steady-state Poisson-Nernst-Planck Equations

Research paper by Xuefang Li, Ying Yang, Hang Cheng

Indexed on: 21 Mar '17Published on: 21 Mar '17Published in: arXiv - Mathematics - Numerical Analysis


In this paper, a two-grid method is proposed to linearize and symmetrize the steady-state Poisson-Nernst-Planck equations. The computational system is decoupled to linearize and symmetrize equations by using this method, which can improve the computational efficiency compared with the finite element method. Error estimates are derived for the proposed method. The numerical results show that the two-grid method is effective.