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Randomized residual-based error estimators for parametrized equations


We propose a randomized a posteriori error estimator for reduced order approximations of parametrized (partial) differential equations. The error estimator has several important properties: the effectivity is close to unity with prescribed lower and upper bounds at specified high probability; the estimator does not require the calculation of stability (coercivity, or inf-sup) constants; the online cost to evaluate the a posteriori error estimator is commensurate with the cost to find the reduced order approximation; the probabilistic bounds extend to many queries with only modest increase in cost. To build this estimator, we first estimate the norm of the error with a Monte-Carlo estimator using Gaussian random vectors whose covariance is chosen according to the desired error measure, e.g. user-defined norms or quantity of interest. Then, we introduce a dual problem with random right-hand side the solution of which allows us to rewrite the error estimator in terms of the residual of the original equation. In order to have a fast-to-evaluate estimator, model order reduction methods can be used to approximate the random dual solutions. Here, we propose a greedy algorithm that is guided by a scalar quantity of interest depending on the error estimator. Numerical experiments on a multi-parametric Helmholtz problem demonstrate that this strategy yields rather low-dimensional reduced dual spaces.
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hal-01851462 , version 1 (20-12-2019)



Kathrin Smetana, Olivier Zahm, Anthony T Patera. Randomized residual-based error estimators for parametrized equations. SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 2019, 41 (2), pp.A900-A926. ⟨10.1137/18M120364X⟩. ⟨hal-01851462⟩
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