# Tagged Questions

For questions regarding the choice and/or appropriateness of conditions necessary to model a particular phenomenon with a partial differential equations.

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### Boundary conditions and density when using SPH/CSPM for two-temperature models

I am trying to solve the dual hyperbolic TTM using a modified SPH scheme known as CSPM (corrective smoothed particle method), as demonstrated in these two papers: J. K. Chen, J. E. Beraun (2001) ...
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### Best practice for dealing with Dirichlet boundary conditions in finite-difference schemes: add artificial unknowns?

I know of at least two ways of dealing with Dirichlet boundary conditions in finite-difference schemes (and, to a lesser extent, finite-element schemes). Here I'm thinking of solving Poisson's ...
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### Coupling Boundary Condition of one PDE with source term of another PDE

We have a system of equations, wherein the BC of one PDE is coupled with the source term of another PDE. We have a regular 2D unit grid in x and y. There are two PDEs to be solved The first PDE (...
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### imposing “measured data” to Dirichlet boundary conditions in fenics

I'm relatively new to fenics and I just looked through all questions related to Dirichlet boundary conditions. I don't seem to find a well-described question or answer about what I'm about to ask. I'...
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### heat equation on bounded and unbounded domain

I have been reading about the heat equation and I am confused about uniqueness in the case when the domain is bounded and when it is not. In the book I am following, it is common to write the heat ...
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### How to add a Ricker Wavelet (Mexican Hat) to a 2D/ 3D fem mesh?

I have a 2D square mesh and a 3D beam shaped mesh and I want to propagate a seismic wave in them. I am trying to simulate them using Open source FEM codes (fenics). I have left the top surface to be ...
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### Pressure boundary condition in Navier-Stokes equations

I would like to solve 3D transient incompressible Navier-Stokes with FEM, Newton method, Schur-based preconditioner, Lagrangean P2/P1 elements (no stabilization), in a rigid pipe discretized with ...
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### boundary conditions of linear advection problem

I am solving the 1D advection problem given by: $$\frac{\partial u}{\partial t}=-c\frac{\partial u}{\partial x}$$ where c is the wave speed, and u is the unknown field variable, and x and t are time ...
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### Poisson equation finite-difference with pure Neumann boundary conditions

I'm trying to solve a 1D Poisson equation with pure Neumann boundary conditions. I've found many discussions of this problem, e.g. 1) Poisson equation with Neumann boundary conditions 2) Writing the ...
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### Numerical method for a BVP with mixed boundary conditions (MATLAB)

I've been given a second-order non-linear ODE: $$\frac{d^{2}\theta(s)}{ds^{2}} = sf_{g}\cos{\theta} + sf_{x}\cos{\phi}\sin{\theta}$$ where $f_{g}, f_{x}$ and $\phi$ are constants. The boundary ...
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### Boundary Conditions for the given PDE

I'm working on the Black-Scholes equation, but I'm pretty new to financial modeling. Right now, I am trying to understand the Black-Scholes PDE. I understand that the Black-Scholes equation is given ...
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### Center of mass in systems with periodic boundary conditions

I have a question about the calculation of center of mass (COM) in systems with periodic boundary conditions. There is a method introduced here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_of_mass#...
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### How to physically understand time dependent boundary conditions?

I am a beginner in Computational science and FEM. I came across some PDEs which implement time dependent boundary conditions. I am not able to visualize exactly a physical scenario of how that would ...
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### Laplace's equation with periodic Dirichlet boundary conditions

Consider a Laplace's equation with Dirichlet boundary condition: ${\nabla ^2}\Phi = 0$ in a domain $D$ with given Dirichlet Boundary condition: $\Phi=\Phi_o$ at $\partial D$ (smooth, but not ...
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### Finite difference aproximation - Darcy law

I am solving following problem: Filtration of water can be described in bi-dimensional case by $$- \partial_x(K(x,y) \partial_x u ) - \partial_y (K(x,y) \partial_y u ) = 0,$$ where $u$ - water ...
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### How to implement boundary conditions in heat equation with no flux and fixed value at the same time? Is it Robyn BC?

I am modeling the temperature of the groundwater using heat equation. I have Dirichlet BC at the top but at the bottom I have constant temperature equal 12 degrees C (see attached pic). It is look ...
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### FEM: Possible to have boundary conditions “inside” the domain?

I work on geological problems and I use the Finite Element Method. But this question can be applied on other classical mechanical problems. I work on implicit 3D surfaces (which represent the limits ...
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### Do the class of PDEs that lack initial conditions have a name?

I am trying to think of what this kind of problem is called. I illustrate it with a telegrapher's equation with (hopefully) standard notation. Find $u:\Omega\times \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ such ...
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### Dirichlet BCs - alternative implementation methods

I am having problems with solving a hyperbolic wave problem with Dirichlet BCs. I have tried reducing the time step sizes, which does not affect the results, and notices increasing the number of nodes ...
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### should boundary conditions be effecting moving mesh results?

I have a question on the use of moving mesh to solve the inviscid euler equations. I have solved the following equations: \frac{\partial}{\partial t}\left[\begin{array}{c} \rho\\ \rho u \end{array}\...
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### Jacobi method converging then diverging

I am working to solve Poisson's equation in 2D axisymmetric cylindrical coordinates using the Jacobi method. The $L^2$ norm decreases from $\sim 10^3$ on the first iteration (I have a really bad guess)...
I have found an alternative solution to the problem stated here. Here's the alternative solution link. It says that "A common technique in implementations of $\partial u/\partial x=0$ boundary ...