This paper introduces a novel framework for model adaptivity in the context of heterogeneous multiscale problems. The framework is based on the idea to interpret model adaptivity as a minimization problem of local error indicators that are derived in the general context of the dual weighted residual (DWR) method. Based on the optimization approach a postprocessing strategy is formulated that lifts the requirement of strict a priori knowledge about applicability and quality of effective models. This allows for the systematic, “goal-oriented” tuning of effective models with respect to a quantity of interest. The framework is tested numerically on elliptic diffusion problems with different types of heterogeneous, random coefficients, as well as an advection-diffusion problem with a strong microscopic, random advection field.
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- DWR method
- Finite element method
- Goal-oriented adaptivity
- Mesh adaptation
- Model adaptation
- Model optimization