Multilevel Monte Carlo methods for highly heterogeneous media

Aretha L. Teckentrup*

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We discuss the application of multilevel Monte Carlo methods to elliptic partial differential equations with random coefficients. Such problems arise, for example, in uncertainty quantification in subsurface flow modeling. We give a brief review of recent advances in the numerical analysis of the multilevel algorithm under minimal assumptions on the random coefficient, and extend the analysis to cover also tensor-valued coefficients, as well as point evaluations. Our analysis includes as an example log-normal random coefficients, which are frequently used in applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2012 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 9 Dec 201212 Dec 2012


Conference2012 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2012


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