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Numerical analysis of DDFV schemes for semiconductors energy-transport models.

Dec 3, 2020, 2:30 PM
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Dr Giulia Lissoni (Mines-Paristech)


Numerical analysis of DDFV schemes for semiconductors energy-transport models.

The energy transport system, [2,3], is composed by two continuity equations (one for the density of electrons, one for the density of internal energy), coupled with a Poisson equation for the electric potential; the two densities depend non-linearly on the unknowns, the chemical potential and the temperature. The key point of the model, presented in
[2], is a change of variables which allows to pass to entropic variables. Thanks to this, it is possible to prove an entropy estimate which gives an a priori estimate on the problem (which leads to the study of regularity and long time behavior of the solution).
We propose, as an extension to some previous works (e.g. [1]), a Discrete Duality Finite Volume scheme (DDFV for short) for the energy transport system; we reproduce at a discrete level the strategy proposed in [2], by proving, as in the continuous case, a discrete entropy-dissipation estimate. We validate our theoretical results with some numerical tests (see [4,5]).

[1] Chainais-Hillairet, C. and Peng, Y.-J., Finite volume scheme for
semiconductor energy-transport model, pp. 139–146, Birkhäuser Basel,
Basel, (2005).
[2] Degond, P. and Génies, S. and Jungel, A., A system of parabolic equa-
tions in nonequilibrium thermodynamics including thermal and electrical
effects, J. Math. Pures Appl. (1997).
[3] Jungel, A., Transport equations for semiconductors, Lecture Notes in
Physics 773 (2009).
[4] Lissoni, G., ”DDFV schemes for semiconductors energy-transport models”,
To appear in Proceeding of the 21th ALGORITMY Conference on Scientific Computing (Podbanske, Slovakia), (2020).
[5] Bessemoulin-Chatard M., Lissoni, G., Mathis H., ”Numerical analysis of DDFV schemes for semiconductors energy-transport models.”, in preparation.

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Dr Giulia Lissoni (Mines-Paristech)


Dr Marianne Bessemoulin-Chatard (CNRS) Dr Hélène Mathis (Université de Nantes)

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