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Questions related to solving the advection-diffusion equation using numerical methods, including derivation and implementation of boundary conditions.

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Closed (Robin) boundaries in advection-diffusion equation with FDM

I am solving the equation $$ \frac{\partial \phi}{\partial t} = \frac{\partial}{\partial x} \left( D \frac{\partial \phi}{\partial x} + v\phi \right) $$ using finite differences. I want to include ...
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Solving a set of mixed conservative/non-conservative equations with the finite volume method

I want to solve this set of 2D advection-diffusion equations of this form in spherical coordinates: $$ \frac{\partial f}{\partial t}=-\mathbf{u}\cdot\nabla f+\eta\nabla^2f+\eta_1(\mathbf{e}_1\cdot\...
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Why is my Runge-Kutta 4 solution to the 1-D advection equation decaying so quickly?

I am trying to numerically solve the advection equation $y_t + y_x = 0$ using a the "classical" Runge-Kutta 4 explicit timestepping method, along with a left-hand finite difference ...
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Mineral dissolution and solute transport around a solid

I am trying to simulate solute transport of acid (HCl) and consequent mineral dissolution around a grain (calcite). The governing equation for transport is the advection-diffusion equation, given as: ...
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Advection diffusion equation using Crank-Nicolson with total flux and Diriclet BCs

I am trying to model the 1D advection-diffusion equation: $${\partial c \over \partial t} = D_c{\partial^2 c \over \partial x^2} -u{\partial c \over \partial x}.$$ With Robin boundary conditions that ...
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Solute transport around a solid obstacle

I am a newbie in CFD and single/multiphase flow and transport in general. As part of my quest to learn, I am trying to model solute transport around a solid object in the center of a 2D domain. The ...
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Instability at the boundary of a finite difference simulation of a hyperbolic PDE

I want to simulate the hyperbolic partial differential equation $$W_{tt} + V W_{tx} + k_E V W_x + k W_t = 0,$$ but I am having trouble finding a discrete analog of this equation which is numerically ...
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Manufactured solution to 2d convection-diffusion with homogeneous Robin boundary conditions

I am looking for a manufactured (or analytical if it exists) solution to the 2d boundary-value problem $$\frac{\partial u}{\partial t} = \mathbf{a} \cdot \nabla u + D \nabla^2 u \quad \quad \mbox{in } ...
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2d advection-diffusion: cell Péclet number and numerical stability

I am studying the numerical resolution of 2d advection-diffusion problems with finite element methods. $$\frac{\partial u}{\partial t} + \beta\cdot\nabla u = \nabla\cdot(\nabla u) \, .$$ It is said in ...
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Does the time-dependent 1D advection-diffusion with point sources have an analytical solution?

I am looking for the analytical solution of 1-dimensional advection-diffusion equation with several point sources, Q, along the axial length of a cylinder through which the fluid flow occurs. Neumann ...
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How to implement point source or volume source in finite element implementations

I'm trying to do a simple implementation to study the advection-diffusion-reaction dynamics in a straight pipe. I have points positioned along the length of the pipe (blue dots in the image above). I ...
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Why is this Advection-convection model with insulating boundary losing mass?

I am trying to model a 1-d advection-convection numerically, using an upwind scheme. I'm using the following equation to calculate the value of internal cells: $$C_x^{t+1} = C_x^{t} + D\frac{\Delta t}{...
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Semi-analytical/empirical modelling of wall boundary conditions in advection-diffusion-reaction equation with distributed source

Let's suppose I need to numerically solve a 3D steady-state transport equation of the form $$ \nabla \cdot (\mathbf{u} c) = \nabla \cdot (D \nabla c) - \lambda c + S $$ where $c$ is the transported ...
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Linearising Nonlinear Coupled Partial Differential Equations - Alfvénic Diffusion

I am trying to solve the following coupled partial differential equations with a finite difference scheme: $$\partial_tf+v\partial_zf+\partial_z\frac{1}{W}\partial_zf=0$$ $$\partial_tW+v\partial_zW-\...
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Implementing Dirichlet BC for the Advection-Diffusion equation using a second-order Upwind Scheme finite difference discretization

i am implementing a Matlab code to solve the following equation numerically : $$ (\frac{\partial c}{\partial t} =-D_{e} \frac{\partial^2 c}{\partial z^2} +U_{z}\frac{\partial c}{\partial z}) $$ with ...
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Numerical solution of the advection equation with Crank–Nicolson finite difference method

I need to implement a numerical scheme for the solution of the one-dimensional advection equation $$\\\frac{\partial u}{\partial t} + C(x, t) \frac{\partial u}{\partial x} = 0 \\\\$$ $$ \\ C(x,t) = \...
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Finite element (1D) for steady state non-linear problem

I need to solve with linear finite elements the equation $$\frac{\partial }{\partial x}\Bigl(\text{sgn}(x) u \Big) +\frac{\partial}{\partial x} \Bigl[ \sqrt{u} \frac{\partial u}{\partial x} \Bigr] =0$...
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Weak formulation for advection diffusion reaction

I need a check on the following exercise about weak formulations and finite elements. Consider the advection diffusion system $$ \begin{cases} -(\mu u')' + \beta u' + \gamma u = f \\ u(a)=0 \\ u(b) = ...
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Effect of reducing flux consistency order at boundary on convergence order

Consider the 1D nonstationary convection-diffusion PDE $$ \begin{alignat}{2} \partial_t u &= -a \partial_x u + D \partial_{xx}u, &\qquad x \in (0,1), t \in (0,T), \\ f(t) &= \left.\left( a ...
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Finite difference methods in cylindrical and spherical co-ordinate systems

I am quite familiar with finite difference schemes in cartesian coordinates. The key point here is that every point in the cartesian grid is treated equally as the spacing between consecutive points ...
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Comparison of convection time - theoretical value vs computed

This is a follow up to my previous post here, I'm solving for convection in 1D $$\frac{\partial C}{\partial t} = - v\frac{\partial C}{\partial x}$$ The discretization of the above equation is ...
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Question on comparing the accuracy of numerical schemes

This is a follow up to my previous post here I'm solving the following 1D transport equation . $$\frac{\partial C}{\partial t} = D\frac{\partial ^2 C}{\partial x^2}-v\frac{\partial C}{\partial x}$$...
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Crank-Nicholson for diffusion-advection vs diffusion equation

Let's consider the following 1D diffusion equation: $\frac{\partial u}{\partial t} = xk \frac{\partial}{\partial x}(\frac{1}{x}\frac{\partial u}{\partial x})$ where we assume that the diffusion ...
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Simulating advection - diffusion problem in a network of 1D pipe

I'm interested in solving the following advection-diffusion system in a 1D network of pipes. $$\frac{\partial C}{\partial t} = D\frac{\partial ^2 C}{\partial x^2} - v\frac{\partial C}{\partial x}$$ ...
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Implementing Robin Boundary condition (finite difference)

I'm interested in applying Robin boundary condition to a convection-diffusion problem in 1D. In the following system, $$\frac{\partial C}{\partial t} = D\frac{\partial ^2 C}{\partial x^2} - v\frac{\...
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Imposing periodic boundary condition for linear advection equation - Node problem

I've spent the whole day trying to figure out what is the correct way to impose (and implement) periodic boundary conditions $u(0,t)=u(1,t)$ for all $t>0$ for the simple advection equation $u_t + v ...
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Robin Boundary Condition with Implicit Upwind - Finite Difference Method for 2D Convection-Diffusion Equation

I am trying to solve a problem with 2D Convection-Diffusion equation with U = Concentration ($mg/m^{2}$) using Implicit Upwind Finite Difference Method like this $$ \frac{\partial U}{\partial t} + ...
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1-D boundary value problem: How implement mixed boundary conditions using a FD method?

I have been given a convection-diffusion ODE modeling the steady state temperature of a pipe (through which flows a fluid) as $$-\frac{d}{dz}\left(\kappa \frac{dT}{dz} \right)+v\rho C\frac{dT}{dz}=Q(...
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Finite difference/element method : time step and spatial resolution close to a finite singularity

I'm using the finite element method (FEM), but my question is quite a global question. It's related to this question but it is not the same. Let's assume we have this equation : $$\partial_t c - u\...
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FDM discretization of equation on the boundary

In order to simulate the following equation using FDM $$u_t(t,x)-u_{xx}(t,x)=0, \quad (t,x) \in (0,1)\times (0,1)$$ $$(u_t(t,x)-u_{x}(t,x))\rvert_{x=0}=0, \quad t \in (0,1)$$ $$(u_t(t,x)+u_{x}(t,x))\...
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Error for the finite differences scheme -- Advection equation

Consider the advection equation (1D in space) $$ \frac{\partial u}{\partial t} + V\, \frac{\partial u}{\partial x}=0 $$ and we solve it numerically on $[0,1]\times [0,1]\ni (t,x)$ using a forward ...
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How to make a less diffusive code to solve 2D advection equation?

I would like to solve the following differential equation numerically in 2D, $$\frac{\partial z^-}{\partial t}+(\vec{B}\cdot\vec{\nabla})z^-=0,$$ see Wikipedia if you are curious about what the ...
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Analytical Solution of Transport Equation

I'm looking at the analytical solution of the convection-diffusion equation $$\frac{\partial C}{\partial t} = D\frac{\partial ^2 C}{\partial x^2}-v\frac{\partial C}{\partial x}$$ with initial ...
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Simulating Brownian motion in 3-D for first hitting time?

I want to simulate Brownian motion in 3-D for the following conditions: $$p(x=0,y=0,z=0,t=0)=1$$ $$p(x,y,z=c,t)=0$$ where $p$ is the probability of finding molecules in the 3-D environment. I want to ...
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Analytical solution of 1D advection -diffusion equation

I am looking for the analytical solution of 1-dimensional advection-diffusion equation with Neumann boundary condition at both the inlet and outlet of a cylinder through which the fluid flow occurs. $$...
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Impose Neumann Boundary Condition in advection-diffusion equation 1D

when solving the advection equation in 1D that is: $$ \frac{\partial u}{\partial t} + c\frac{\partial u}{\partial x} = 0 $$ with $ u'(t,0) = 0$ and $u(t,L) = 0$ , $u(0,x) = u_{0} $ one numerical ...
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Inflow and outflow boundary conditions for advection-diffusion equation

I'm trying to solve this advection-diffusion equation (ADE): $$\frac{\partial \phi}{\partial t} + \nabla \cdot (-D \nabla \phi + \mathbf{u} \phi) = 0$$ In fact, this ADE framework is coupled to a ...
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How write a integration loop in fortran, leapfrog scheme to solvind PDE (advection)?

I want to resolve numerically this equation using of difference finite method with Leapfrog Scheme $$\frac{\partial{u}}{\partial t}+ v \frac{\partial{u}}{\partial x}= 0 $$ I'm trying to write a code ...
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Finite Differencing schemes for Convection-Diffusion equation

I'm using the Convection(/advection)-Diffusion(-Reaction) equation to calculate the temperature over time in different hydraulic parts like a pipe or a heat exchanger. The flow/convection is always 1D,...
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Finite difference Neumann boundary conditions: uneven weighting of edge nodes?

Originally asked this on math.stackexchange, but I figure it's also appropriate here. I'm reading through some finite difference code for a diffusion equation and came across something odd for the ...
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Jacobian Elements for Coupled Drift-Diffusion System using Vertex-Centered Finite Volume

I'm trying to solve the fully coupled drift-diffusion system using Newton's Method. Although I eventually plan to potentially use a Jacobian-Free Newton-Krylov approach, this is still something that I ...
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Closed boundary conditions in finite difference method for diffusive-advective equation

I am implementing a finite difference method in solving the diffusive-advective equation: $$ u_t + v \cdot u_x = D\cdot u_{xx} $$ (v, D are constants). Planning to use the operator splitting method (...
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Finite Element Stabilization for Drift-Diffusion/Advection-Diffusion Equations

I've tried my best to look through the relevant suggested similar questions when posting this, and hopefully this contains enough new material to not be considered a duplicate. I'm currently trying ...
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finite differences on a slanted grid --- advection diffusion equation

I used pretty much all my expertise with finite differences to solve an advection-diffusion equation with space-dependent coefficient with a grid in the $x$,$z$ domain with regular spacings. Something ...
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Don't we care about the numerical diffusion in the diffusion term?

In the context of the solution of advection-diffusion equations by finite volume method, many numerical schemes, papers and book chapters are dedicated to address the numerical diffusion and/or ...
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CFL condition in Stokes equation

Does the CFL condition play any role in a pure Stokes flow, i.e. convective term is neglibile, or vanishing? If not, what is the "equivalent" condition for stability? I have read something about the ...
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How to simulate 3D diffusion in python?

I want to simulate a simple 3D diffusion (e.g., an ink released from one side of a vessel) using SciPy. There are some tutorials for one-dimensional diffusion. ...
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Jacobian of the electron and hole drift diffusion equations with respect to potential in semiconductors

These are the discretized drift diffusion equations as taken from the book "Analysis and Simulation of Semiconductor Devices". The electron continuity equation is: $$((\Delta_{j-1}^y+\Delta_j^y)/2\...
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How to formulate Poisson's equation into flux eqution

I have a small 2D system I'm trying to model using a non-linear extension of Darcy's law for fluid flow in porous media. I'm primarily interested in the local flow velocity, not necessarily the ...
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Solve ODE with two unknown functions

I want to solve a diffusion-convection problem numerically. I start from a PDE of the form $$\partial_t f(x,t) = \partial_x(K(x)\;f(x,t))+\partial_{xx}\;f(x,t)^{m}\;.$$ It is possible to calculate a ...
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