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Convergence of quasi-optimal Stochastic Galerkin methods for a class of PDES with random coefficients

In this work we consider quasi-optimal versions of the Stochastic Galerkin method for solving linear elliptic PDEs with stochastic coefficients. In particular, we consider the case of a finite number $N$ of random inputs and an analytic dependence of the solution of the PDE with respect to the parameters in a polydisc of the complex plane $C^N$. We show that a quasi-optimal approximation is given by a Galerkin projection on a weighted (anisotropic) total degree space and prove a (sub)exponential convergence rate. As a specific application we consider a thermal conduction problem with non-overlapping inclusions of random conductivity. Numerical results show the sharpness of our estimates.

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