This paper presents a numerical method for verifying the existence and local uniqueness of a solution for an initial-boundary value problem of semilinear parabolic equations. The main theorem of this paper provides a sufficient condition for a unique solution to be enclosed within a neighborhood of a numerical solution. In the formulation used in this paper, the initial-boundary value problem is transformed into a fixed-point form using an analytic semigroup. The sufficient condition is derived from Banach's fixed-point theorem. This paper also introduces a recursive scheme to extend a time interval in which the validity of the solution can be verified. As an application of this method, the existence of a global-in-time solution is demonstrated for a certain semilinear parabolic equation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Numerical Analysis