Analysis of a one-dimensional model for the immersed boundary method
by R. P. Beyer and R. J. LeVeque SIAM J. Numer. Anal. 29(1992), pp. 332-364.

Abstract. Numerical methods are studied for the one-dimensional heat equation with a singular forcing term, $u_t = u_{xx} + c(t)\delta (x - \alpha (t)).$ The delta function $\delta (x)$ is replaced by a discrete approximation $d_h (x)$ and the resulting equation is solved by a Crank–Nicolson method on a uniform grid. The accuracy of this method is analyzed for various choices of $d_h $. The case where $c(t)$ is specified and also the case where $c$ is determined implicitly by a constraint on the solution at the point a are studied. These problems serve as a model for the immersed boundary method of Peskin for incompressible flow problems in irregular regions. Some insight is gained into the accuracy that can be achieved and the importance of choosing appropriate discrete delta functions

Keywords. numerical analysis, immersed-boundary method, error analysis, discrete delta function

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author = {R. P. Beyer and R. J. LeVeque},
collaboration = {},
title = {Analysis of a One-Dimensional Model for the Immersed Boundary
publisher = {SIAM},
year = {1992},
journal = {SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis},
volume = {29},
number = {2},
pages = {332-364},
keywords = {numerical analysis; immersed-boundary method; error analysis;
discrete delta function},
url = {},
doi = {10.1137/0729022}

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