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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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Add variable electric potential in Comsol [closed]

I have a model in Comsol where some part has a fixed potential (-800v) while the other is grounded. Does anyone have an idea on how to change the potential alternately from +800v to -800v with a ...
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The mathematical meaning of a zero gradient pressure boundary condition in the Navier-Stokes equations

I would like to solve the Navier-Stokes equations for the unsteady problem of the flow around a circular cylinder. I would like to understand how to write mathematically the boundary condition for the ...
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Mixed number for relaxation time, equilibrium function and density in lattice Boltzmann method

I am simulating the turbulent model in a pipe with a constriction. when I am applying the second-order bounce back method for none slip boundary, all variables will get the mixed number form after ...
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Solving a generalized eigenvalue problem with Chebyshev spectral method: How to impose boundary conditions into the matrices?

I'm solving a local instability problem for a pipe Poiseuille flow. The coordinate system is columnar, i.e., ($r,\theta,x$) (radial, tangential and axial). The basic flow is $\bar{u_r}=0, \bar{u_\...
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Open boundary condition for 1d wave equation with variable wave speed using finite differences

I have implemented a finite difference solver for the 1d wave equation with variable wave speed: $$ u_{tt} = c(x)u_{xx}, \hspace{10mm}c(x) = \dfrac{6 -x^2}{2} \hspace{5mm} $$ on $-2 \leq x \leq 2, t &...
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Who can explain the minimum image convention in molecular dynamic simulations?

How to choose the cutoff radius so that the atoms do not interact with its periodic image? Especially when simulating macromolecules (proteins).
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Passing boundary conditions to solver

Quite broad question, Currently building own Poisson solver subroutine for CFD solver. Works smooth, the goal is to generalise the input and make it flexible. Description of also: Memory allocation. ...
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Simple to program method for elliptic PDE with curved boundary?

I know very little about numerical PDE, so I apologize if this equation is ill-formed (and I appreciate any corrections). I am currently learning about Brownian motion. A classic result is that we can ...
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Transparent Boundary Conditions relationship with intermediate BCs in ADI-PR method

I have read some materials about ADI - PR method with the aim to understand how to put boundary conditions in my 2D scheme which solves the Time-Dependent Schrodinger Equation. All the theory I read ...
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Transparent Boundary Conditions for Finite Difference ADI PR 2D TDSE solution

I want to put (non-dirichlet) boundary conditions inside the code I wrote to solve the 2dim TDSE using the alternating direction implicit Peaceman - Rachford method. $$ (1 + iB\Delta t/2 ) \psi^{n+1/2}...
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Change in Variables applied to biharmonic equation

Background I want to solve the following biharmonic equation: $$\frac{ \partial^4 s }{ {\partial \xi}^4 }+\frac{ \partial^4 s }{ {\partial \xi}^2{\partial t}^2 }+\frac{ \partial^4 s }{ {\partial t}^4 }...
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Solving ODE with Spectral Method using Chebyshev Polynomials

I would like to solve following the basic equation of linear elasticity (for simplicity in 1D) $$ \frac{d}{dx} \left( E \frac{du}{dx} \right) = 0 \quad \textrm{with} \quad u(1)=0, \; u(-1)=b $$ ...
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How to Impose nonhomogeneous Neumann Boundary Condition in the DG Formulation

Consider the following partial differential equation \begin{align} \frac{\partial u}{\partial t}+\frac{\partial f}{\partial x} &= g(x,t), \ \ x\in \Omega = [x_{L},x_{R}] \\ u(x,0) &= u_{0}(x) ...
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DG method for solving Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equation with Dirichlet Boundary Conditions

Consider the following partial differential equation \begin{align} \frac{\partial u}{\partial t}+\frac{\partial f}{\partial x} &= g(x,t), \ \ x\in \Omega = [x_{L},x_{R}] \\ u(x,0) &= u_{0}(x) ...
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An explanation of 2delta waves on non-staggered grids

While looking into the difference between staggered and collocated grids, I came across an effect called $2\Delta x$-oscillations, which happen on non-staggered grids, but not on staggered grids. This ...
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switching boundary conditions to simulate a reciprocating flow in COMSOL

This is a re-posted question which was poorly defined earlier I have been trying to simulate reciprocating flow of a convective fluid through a heated channel in COMSOL-Multiphysics. The schematic of ...
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Solving an apparently tricky geodesic BVP in Matlab

I want to be able to solve the BVP $$\ddot \mu_k = -\frac{\mu_k}{2} \left ( \sum_{i=1}^n \frac{\dot \mu_i^2}{\mu_i} - \frac{\dot \mu_k^2}{\mu_k^2} + \frac{ \left [ \sum_{i=1}^n \dot \mu_i \right ]^2}{\...
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Modelling question: example of a physical phenomenon with this jump condition at an interface?

in our finite element class we were talking about interface problems our teacher came up with the following, where $K_i$ are two given functions and $u_i$ is the restriction of the solution $u$ to $\...
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Appropiate Artificial Boundary Conditions for the radial part of the Klein Gordon equation?

I am trying to simulate the following equation using FDTD $ \left(- \partial^2_t + \partial^2_x + V(x) \right) \psi(x,t) =0 $ subjected to the initial conditions $\psi(x,0) = f(x),~ \partial_t \psi(x,...
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1D wave equation using Finite difference method MATLAB

I have the wave equation $$u_{tt} = 4 u_{xx}$$ with the boundary conditions $$u(0,t) = u(L,t) = 0\,,\quad x \leq 0 \leq 2\pi \,,\quad t\geq 0$$ and initial conditions $$\begin{align} &u(x,0)=\...
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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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How to apply Neumann boundary conditions in Newton's method [closed]

Suppose that I have a very long and tedious set of differential equations. After discretization, I can get a mapping $f:\mathbb{R}^N \to \mathbb{R}^N$ such that solutions $\phi =(\phi_0,...,\phi_{N-1})...
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Lagrange multiplier for boundary conditions in pure Neumann problem

I'm trying to solve $-u''=\cos(2 \pi x)$ with boundary conditions $u'(0)=u'(1)=0$ and the constraint $\int_{0}^1 u = 0$ I have to use linear finite elements, so let's assume that I have $M$ degrees of ...
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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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Wave equation, wave is bouncing off Neuman boundary

Wave equation. Mixed BC. Applied Neuman boundary condition ($\frac{\partial u}{\partial x}\big|_N=0$) to the RHS of the domain You may observe the sharp edge in the middle of the string in the image ...
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Non-reflective boundary condition

I'm currently solving incompressible Navier-Stokes system of equations with periodic flow and high viscosity. Is there any outlet boundary types that avoids the reflection of flow from the outlet back ...
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Computing second derivatives with Neumann boundary condition

I am implementing a finite difference method for a PDE with a Neumann boundary condition. I will simplify my question to a single dimension. Suppose I have a PDE $$\frac{\partial u}{\partial t} = \...
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How to solve a second order differential equation (diffusion) with boundary conditions using Python

I am having trouble implementing a model from a publication. Huang, K-L.; Holsen, T.M.; Selman, J.R. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2003, 42, 15, 3620–3625 scihub link: https://sci-hub.se/10.1021/ie030109q I ...
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Finite element method with two different Dirichlet boundary conditions

I have the problem like this $$ -\triangle u = f \ \ on\ \Omega \\ u = g_1 \ \ on \ \partial \Omega_1 \\ u = g_2 \ \ on \ \partial \Omega_2 $$ If we choose $$ V_1 = \{ \nu_1 \in H^1 : \nu_1 = 0 \ ...
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deal.ii - ParaView "warp by scalar" of my output is not continuous

During our finite element course, we've solved the linear elasticity problem in 2D on a square (GridGenerator::hyper_cube) with $Q_1$ bilinear finite elements in ...
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Displacement field not correct?

Consider the elastic equation $$- \operatorname{div}(C \nabla \mathbf{u}) = \mathbf{f}$$ as presented in step-8. Here $\mathbf{u}$ is the displacement vector, let's consider the 2d case. As you can ...
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Weak Formulation of Poisson's Equation for Electrostatics with Surface Charge

I am currently attempting to use FEnICS to solve an electrostatic problem with two materials of different permittivity $\varepsilon_1$ and $\varepsilon_2$ forming an interface: Consider a domain $\...
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Constrained optimization for non-linear equations in octaveGNU

I have installed Optim1.6.1 package. I would like to solve a system of equations in non linear finite element analysis using constraints as u=1 at certain nodes. u=0 at certain nodes. Typically I find ...
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Weak form of Elliptic problem with mixed Dirichlet & Neumann conditions

Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}$ in a bounded polygon domain and $f:\Omega \to \mathbb{R}$ known function.We split the boundary into two parts $\partial \Omega_{1}$ and $\partial \Omega_{2}$ such that $...
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Insert a boundary condition without removing periodicity assumption

I've to perform a multi-fluid internal flow simulation with a code which intrinsically assumes periodicity on a given direction (say z) on a cartesian grid. Nonetheless, the problem I'm trying to ...
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How to solve second order coupled non linear differential equations

For a project I am doing, I have to solve the following system of differential equations numerically using my own code: $$ x^2K'' = KH^2 + K(K^2-1) $$ and, $$ x^2H'' = 2K^2H + \alpha H(H^2-x^2) $$ ...
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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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Boundary conditions for an FEM approximation of the Laplace operator

Using FEM, I want to approximate the Laplacian $$u = \nabla \cdot \nabla h \, ,$$ where $h(x,y)$ is an FEM approximated scalar field on the same mesh, i.e. piecewise differentiable. I am using MOOSE ...
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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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Solving Laplace equation with constraint on boundary

I have found the following PDE problem in a paper: Essentially, we have a rectangular domain where there is a unknown interface $z=\xi(x)$ (liquid-air interface) separating the domain into two medium ...
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How are finite volume method boundary conditions implemented without using ghost-cells?

I'm currently trying to implement my own FVM code in cpp, but when I try to calculate the laplacian of a test function, given by \begin{align}\phi_0=\sin(2\pi x)\sin(2\pi y),\end{align} I get ...
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Poisson equation, stiffness matrix positive definiteness, Dirichlet boundary conditions

I have a question regarding the positive definiteness of the stiffness matrix. Specifically, I believe that it should be positive definite only when at least one Dirichlet point is given, so I would ...
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How to solve this boundary value problem which has more unknown than equation on MATLAB

I need your helps about solving the problem below with MATLAB. I am trying to solve 2D Stress Wave Propagation problem by using FDTD(Finite difference time domain) method on the cylindrical coord. I ...
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Cauchy problem ill-posed?

Find the solution to the Cauchy problem consisting of the wave equation : $$u_{xx}-u_{yy}=0$$ together with initial conditions: $$ u(x,0)=0,$$ $$u_{y}(x,0)=g(x)$$ for some known initial datum $g$. Is ...
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Two-dimensional heat equation with Neumann boundary conditions: any hope to find an analytical solution?

I am looking for references showing how to analytically solve the heat equation with Neumann boundary conditions in two dimensions. So far, I have found the problem solved analytically in one ...
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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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"This DAE appears to be of index greater than 1" daeic12 (line76) error code

Hi I am trying to solve a set of pde converted into ODE and DAE using central finite difference method. I have used the MATLAB 'solve' command to determine the coefficients of fictitious nodes for ...
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Integrating a wavelike equation with absorbing boundary conditions

I am trying to numerically solve the following equation: $\frac{\partial^{2} \phi}{\partial t^{2}}-\frac{\partial^{2} \phi}{\partial x^{2}}+V(x) \phi(x, t)=0$ On some domain, with: $\phi(x, 0) = I(x)$ ...
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A Question About a Claim from 1991 Computational EM paper about the Cancellation of certain Boundary Terms

Please let me know if this is not the appropriate site for this question. I found questions regarding EFIE/MFIE/CFIE on this site, so I thought my question might fit. I am studying the paper by Putnam ...
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inclined/general Dirichlet boundary conditions

For simpilcity, consider a single quad linear elasticity finite element in 2D. The Dirichlet boundary conditions on node 1 and node 2 are easy to implement and can be handled in the standard way. ...
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