Questions tagged [boundary-conditions]

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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Numerical solution of zero-potential time-dependent Schrödinger equation in 1D

I want to solve numerically the one-dimensional time-dependent Schrödinger equation $$i \psi_t(x,t)=-\frac{\hbar}{2m} \psi''(x,t)$$ My issue is that I don't have the physical background to understand ...
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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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Finite difference method having a discontinuity

I am trying to understand the FDM which is a widely used method solving differential equations by using approximation below. $$\dfrac{\partial u}{\partial x}=\dfrac{u(i+1)-u(i-1)}{2\Delta x}$$ How can ...
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Are spatial boundary conditions required for PDEs discretized with Method of Lines?

As far as I understand, you need to define boundary conditions in time and space to select a unique solution to a PDE and make it solvable. However, in ODEs I only need to specific the initial value ...
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FEniCS: separate boundary conditions in normal and tangential direction of mesh boundary

Given a vector-valued PDE, I'd like to enforce the boundary conditions $$ \vec{n}\cdot u = g\\ \vec{n}\cdot \nabla (\vec{t}\cdot u) = 0 $$ on the solution $\vec{u}$. If the boundary happens to align ...
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Where could error terms that blow up in SWE come from?

I have been working on a solver for shallow water equations with reflective boundary conditions. I have found that it diverges very fast. As a workaround I noticed yesterday that if I smooth the ...
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How to use FEniCS to calculate the electric field of an isolated charged sphere

Initially I thought that this is the kind of question which ought to have already been answered in the form of an example online, but so far I haven't found one. I will admit that I am very new to ...
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How to apply Dirichlet boundary conditions to time-dependent PDEs?

Assume the time-dependent linear elasticity equation. Using a finite element discretization we obtain $$M\ddot{u}=Ku+F_\text{ext}$$ where $M$ is the mass matrix,$K$ is the stiffness matrix, and $F_\...
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How to incorporate the boundary conditions with the Galerkin method?

I've been reading some resources on the web about Galerkin methods to solve PDEs, but I'm not clear about something. The following is my own account of what I have understood. Consider the following ...
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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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Simulating pressure waves at an impedance boundary

I am trying to simulate pressure waves crossing a boundary from one medium to another (e.g., water to air) in Matlab. The code that I have got so far, which is largely taken from Wikipedia on Partial ...
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No flux Neumann boundary condition for non-stationary PDE equivalent to Dirichlet boundary?

When using no flux Neumann boundary conditions (i.e. zero derivative to the normal on the boundary) in a non-stationary PDE, I don't seem to recognize the difference to using Dirichlet boundary ...
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Imposing no flux boundary conditions on variants of the Cahn-Hilliard equation using Finite Differences in Python

I have been looking into simulations of phase separation in variants of the Cahn-Hilliard system and have been running into issues with implementing no flux boundary conditions on certain variants. ...
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Discretization formula for a system of two differential equations. "Solution to one of these is the initial condition of the other". In which sense?

Consider the following stochastic differential equation \begin{equation} dy=\left(A-\left(A+B\right)y\right)dt+C\sqrt{y\left(1-y\right)}dW\tag{1} \end{equation} where $A$, $B$ and $C$ are parameters ...
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How to implement an integral condition when solving a BVP in MatLab

I am trying to solve a coupled system of ODE's using MATLAB's bvp4c function. I want to impose the condition that $$\int_{0}^{\pi} y_{1}(t) y_{1}(t) dt = 1,$$ where ...
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Which scheme for inhomogeneous convection-diffusion equation with highly variable coefficients?

I have a 1D convection-diffusion equation $\sigma_t = a(x,t) \sigma_{xx}+b(x,t)\sigma_x+f(x,t)$ defined on the unit interval, with nonzero Neumann boundary conditions at both ends. It should be noted ...
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Euler Explict Method for solving the PDE for option prices under the Schwartz mean reverting model. Numerical Finance

I have to solve the following PDE for a Call option : $\partial_tV + \{ \alpha - (\mu - \lambda/ \alpha -log(S))\}S\partial_SV + 1/2 \sigma^{2}S^{2}\partial_{S}^{2}V - rV = 0$ Where V(S,t) is the ...
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Flux boundary condition in solute transport

I have a pretty naive question, though important to me. Usually when solving the following PDE in solute transport: $\frac{{\partial C}}{\partial t } = \nabla. (D\nabla C -vC )=0,$ one can be asked to ...
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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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At what l/d ratio will a frame element start to behave as a shell element?

I'm working in ETABS. There are few columns of dimension 300mmx1400mm. The height of building is 36.6 meter above ground level and the dimension of building is 26mx68m. I'm getting the time period of ...
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COMSOL Circularl polarization

I'm having some problems trying to implement circularly polarized light in COMSOL Muliphysics. For a isotropic homogenous media, I've obtained without problems the TE and TM reflectance curves. ...
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Kronecker product representation of the finite difference laplacian

The laplacian equation when discretized gives a system of linear equations that can then be solved. See the answer to this question: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/3120948/discretization-...
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Boundary conditions in a finite element eigenvalue problem

I've been reading multiple papers and related posts for a while now, but I can't seem to find a specific answer to the issues I'm having so I hope someone can clarify things here. I'll provide some ...
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Applying weak form

I have two dimensional equation and I want to solve it using Finite Element Methods. $$ \nabla . (\alpha(x,y)\nabla u(x,y)) + \dfrac{\partial u(x,y)}{\partial x}+\dfrac{\partial u(x,y)}{\partial y}+u(...
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Applying boundary Conditions on FEM

I have a partial differential equatons as shown below. $$\dfrac{d}{dx}((1+x)\dfrac{du(x)}{dx})=0$$ With the following boundary conditions. $$u(0)=0, u(3)=10$$ To solve it using FEM, I multiplied the ...
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Solving a Boundary Value Question $\frac{d^2y}{dx^2}=y\cos(x)+\frac{\sin(x)}{x^2+2}$ using Python

I'm looking to solve this boundary value question using the shooting method! $$\frac{d^2y}{dx^2}=y\cos(x)+\frac{\sin(x)}{x^2+2}$$ given the initial values: $$y'(x=-1)=-1\\y'(x=5)=0$$ I'm aware of ...
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Solving a linear equation system with pure Neumann condition

I am trying to solve a linear equation system $\textbf{A}\textbf{x}=\textbf{b}$, e.g. a Poisson equation discretized in strong form, using biCGstab method. Since there are only natural Neumann ...
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Determining Displacement Field on a Sphere

I need to find the displacement field for this sphere shape in terms of $\delta$. So far, by applying boundary conditions, I know $u_r = u_\theta = u_\phi = 0$ at $r = a$ and $u_r = \delta, u_\theta = ...
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Boundary Conditions for Continuum Mechanics

If I'm given some sort of shape and there is a displacement given but there are no external forces acting on the body, do I still need to write down the traction free boundary conditions or will there ...
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Boundary conditions in a four point bend test

I am looking into the four-point bend test, such as one in this YouTube video. Sample screenshot from the video illustrating the problem: I am a little confused as to how the loads are prescribed ...
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Linearize non-linear PDE with BCs to hyperbolic problem: How does linearization affect BCs?

I am working with the Shallow Water equations that is a system of non-linear PDEs that simulate water waves propagation on some domain, in my cases the $x$-axis. I have here a GIF showing the results (...
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FEM diffusion: inaccurate results small time steps

I wrote some FEM code and found some strange results when using a very small time step. So, I decided to analyze the discrete equations. Consider the following linear diffusion problem in 1 dimension:...
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Residual of Poisson equation with periodic boundaries

I am trying to write a multigrid solver for Poisson's equation, $-\Delta u=f$, on the unit square, $\Omega=(0,1)^2$ with periodic boundaries. My primary source has been Multigrid by Trottenberg, ...
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Simulating 1D diffusion

I'm trying to understand the influence of Neumann boundary condition while simulating 1D diffusion equation $$ \frac{\partial C}{\partial t} = \nabla \cdot (D \nabla C). $$ The initial value is set ...
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Incorporating radiation boundary condition at the edge in finite difference

I am trying to solve the 2-d heat equation on a rectangle using finite difference method. I am confused as to how to incorporate non linear radiation boundary condition at the edge. $-k\frac{\partial ...
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Dealing with boundary conditions using Fourier spectral methods

I am currently working on a project where I need to use Fourier spectral methods to solve the KS equation. I found this code which is using the Fourier spectral methods to solve the classic 1D heat ...
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Relation between Stress/Strain and normal derivative of displacement

I calculated the stress $\sigma$ and strain $\varepsilon$ for a solid plate with dirichlet boundary conditions $u = g$, where $u$ is the displacement. With these I want to calculate $\nabla_n u = t$ ...
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How to account for a corner node with zero-flux condition at an extrapolated distance

I am trying to implement a numerical solver and am having troubles dealing with boundary conditions, especially in the corners. I have a 2D mesh, and on the left I have a Dirichlet condition, on the ...
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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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How to avoid density getting "deleted" in two way rigid body coupling with LBM CFD?

I've been reading this paper recently, which talks about using Lattice Boltzmann methods and two way coupling. Specifically, it outlines fluid solid coupling, and solid fluid coupling, and how simply ...
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Is the diffusion equation with Neumann and Dirichlet BCs well-posed?

I am considering the following diffusion equation: $$\frac{\partial f}{\partial t} = \frac{\partial}{\partial x}[D(x,t)\frac{\partial f}{\partial x}]$$ over a grid ...
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CFD and finite volume method: Dirichlet boundary conditions for the Euler equations

Please point me to an answer if one already exists, but after some searching, I still can't find the answer to what seems like a very simple question. There are plenty of references out there for ...
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Solving a system of PDEs with no-flux boundary conditions (finite difference discretization)

I am interested in solving a system of linear PDEs with the finite difference method and I'm having trouble to solve the no-flux boundary condition correctly. \begin{align} \frac{\partial n}{\partial ...
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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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Solving diffusion equation using finite difference method

I am solving an 1-dimensional diffusion equation with Neumann boundary condition at outlet and constant concentration, C, at the inlet. In the end, I want to observe how the concentration diffuses ...
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Implementing structured grid boundary conditions using NumPy arrays?

I am making a toy code in Python to solve the advection equation $$u_t + cu_x = 0$$ with, for example, periodic boundary conditions. Background information The numerical grid is specified like this: ...
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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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Well-posedness of Navier-Stokes equation

Before running a simulation for turbulence (e.g Rayleigh-Benard Convection), how do we check for well-posedness of Navier-Stokes with other equations for a given boundary condition?? Can someone ...
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Implementation of boundary conditions for 1D Euler equations

I'm trying to solve 1D Euler equations with gravity in spherical coordinates using a finite-difference TVD MacCormack method on a non-uniform grid of $N$ components, following the method provided in ...
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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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