We propose a discrete analogue for the boundary local time of reflected diffusions in bounded Lipschitz domains. This discrete analogue, called the discrete local time, can be effectively simulated in practice and is obtained pathwise from random walks on lattices. We establish weak convergence of the joint law of the discrete local time and the associated random walks as the lattice size decreases to zero. A cornerstone of the proof is the local central limit theorem for reflected diffusions developed in . Applications of the join convergence result to PDE problems are illustrated.
"Discrete approximations to local times for reflected diffusions." Electron. Commun. Probab. 21 1 - 12, 2016. https://doi.org/10.1214/16-ECP4694