We propose three new discrete variational schemes that capture the conservative-dissipative structure of a generalized Kramers equation. The first two schemes are single-step minimization schemes while the third one combines a streaming and a minimization step. The cost functionals in the schemes are inspired by the rate functional in the Freidlin-Wentzell theory of large deviations for the underlying stochastic system. We prove that all three schemes converge to the solution of the generalized Kramers equation.
|Number of pages||28|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|