Reduced-order deep learning for flow dynamics. The interplay between deep learning and model reduction

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Author(s)

  • Min Wang
  • Siu Wun Cheung
  • Eric T. Chung
  • Yalchin Efendiev
  • Mary Wheeler

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number108939
Journal / PublicationJournal of Computational Physics
Volume401
Online published23 Sept 2019
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

In this paper, we investigate neural networks applied to multiscale simulations of porous media flows and discuss a design of a novel deep neural network model reduction approach for multiscale problems. Due to the multiscale nature of the medium, the fine-grid resolution gives rise to a huge number of degrees of freedom. In practice, low-order models are derived to reduce the computational cost. In our paper, we use a non-local multicontinuum (NLMC) approach [18], which represents the solution on a coarse grid for porous media flows. In specific, we construct a reduced dimensional space which takes into account multi-continuum information. The numerical solutions are then sought in such space. Using multi-layer learning techniques, we formulate and learn input-output maps constructed with NLMC on a coarse grid. We study the features of the coarse-grid solutions that neural networks capture via relating the input-output optimization to ℓ1 minimization of flow solutions. In proposed multi-layer networks, we can learn the forward operators in a reduced way without computing them as in POD like approaches. We present soft thresholding operators as activation function, which our studies show to have some advantages. With these activation functions, the neural network identifies and selects important multiscale features which are crucial in modeling the underlying flow. Using trained neural network approximation of the input-output map, we construct a reduced-order model for the solution approximation. We use multi-layer networks for the time stepping and reduced-order modeling, where at each time step the appropriate important modes are selected. For a class of nonlinear flow problems, we suggest an efficient strategy. Numerical examples are presented to examine the performance of our method.

Research Area(s)

  • Deep learning, Dynamics, Multiscale, Porous media, Upscaling

Citation Format(s)

Reduced-order deep learning for flow dynamics. The interplay between deep learning and model reduction. / Wang, Min; Cheung, Siu Wun; Leung, Wing Tat et al.
In: Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 401, 108939, 15.01.2020.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review