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What is the purpose of using integration by parts in deriving a weak form for FEM discretization?

When going from the strong form of a PDE to the FEM form it seems one should always do this by first stating the variational form. To do this you multiply the strong form by an element in some (...
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What is the general idea of Nitsche's method in numerical analysis?

I know that the Nitsche's method is a very attractive methods since it allows to take into account Dirichlet type boundary conditions or contact with friction boundary conditions in a weak way without ...
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Increasing V-cycles for constant Coarsest Grid Size and increasing Fine Grid size

Problem statement I implemented geometric multigrid for $-\nabla^{2}=f$ where $f=\frac{3\pi^{2}}{4}sin \frac{\pi x}{2} sin \frac{\pi y}{2} sin \frac{\pi z}{2}$ on $\Omega \in [0,1]$ on a unit cube. ...
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Role of boundary conditions (e.g. periodic) in Poisson equation

Given 3D Poisson equation $$\nabla^2 \phi(x, y, z) = f(x, y, z)$$ and the right hand side and the domain, am I free to impose any boundary conditions (BC) on the function $\phi$, or do they have to ...
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Is there a good tutorial or textbook-like source on implementing ENO/WENO with limiters in one (and more than one) dimension?

I've inherited a finite volume code that does a second-order discretization of flux terms for a set of mixed parabolic-elliptic equations with discontinuous diffusion coefficients. The impression I ...
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Numerical implementation of the Dirichlet-to-Neumann map

I am solving the Dirichlet problem $$\begin{cases} \Delta u = 0, \\ u|_{\partial D} = f, \end{cases}$$ in a $2d$ domain $D$ using the finite element method. What I want to get is the ...
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biharmonic equation

I want to solve the biharmonic equation numerically, that is: $$\Delta^2 u=f~~in~~\Omega$$ $$u=g_1~~on ~~\partial \Omega$$ $$\frac {\partial u}{\partial n}=g_2~~on ~~\partial \Omega$$ Using Green's ...
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Finite element discretization of Reaction-diffusion problem with Dirac source term

I'm writing a code using continuous piecewise linear finite elements on triangular grids to solve the diffusion-reaction problem. the source function f is a Dirac mass at the center. How can i compute ...
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Stokes Equation in “two-fold saddle point” form?

Are there papers that deal with the (nondimensionalized) Stokes equation for incompressible fluid flow in a "doubly mixed" form like the following? \begin{align*} 0&=\underline{\epsilon} + \frac{...
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Online Poisson Solver

I'm wondering if anyone can point to a browser-based FEM (or other) 2D PDE solver for simple elliptic problems. It seem like there ought to be a javacript implementation that would allow for the ...
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Finite-volume method applied to a particular advection equation

I'm trying to apply the finite-volume method (FVM), with which I'm not so familiar, so a simple 1D PDE equation. I already asked this question in the math stackexchange, but was told that it could be ...
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variational formulation of linear elasticity

First I'm not 100% sure I'm on the good stack for asking my question. I would like to get a bilinear form for linear elasticity that separate a rotational part from a pure divergence part, so starting ...
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Points on the interface

We consider the problem $\left\{\begin{matrix} k(x)\Delta u(x)=f(x) & \text{ in } \Omega\\ u=0 & \text{ in } \Gamma \end{matrix}\right.$ where $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^2$ open and ...
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Stabilization parameter for an elliptic equation

I simply want to solve the elliptic equation: $$-\kappa \nabla^2 u + u = f$$ where $f\in [0,1]$. When using continuous Galerkin with Lagrange elements, I have noticed that $\kappa$ has to be greater ...
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Reference Request: Raviart Thomas with hanging nodes

I am interested in reading about the analysis (existence, uniqueness, error estimates) of elliptic problems solved with a Mixed method that uses the Raviart Thomas elements (so far so good, easy to ...
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Computing Fourier representation of space dependent advection operator via FFT

Consider the following equation on the circle: $$\dfrac{\partial p(x,t)}{\partial t} = a(x)\dfrac{\partial p(x,t)}{\partial x} \equiv L(p) \enspace ,$$ where $L$ is the operator acting on $p(x,t)$. ...
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FEM current toy problem

I am solving the Dirichlet problem $$\begin{cases} \Delta u = 0, \\ u|_{\partial D} = f, \end{cases}$$ in a $2d$ domain $D$ using the finite element method. What I want to get is the ...
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Jump condition for elliptic equation in standard finite element method

Consider the elliptic PDE $-\mathrm{div}(k(x)\nabla u) = f(x) \in \Omega$ and $u = 0$ on $\partial \Omega$ If $k(x)$ is piecewise constant across an interface $\Gamma$ in the domain, then we ...
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Fast methods to solve an elliptic PDE if high accuracy is needed only in part of the domain

Does someone know a method to get cheap approximation of harmonic problems (and possibly local approximations)? Let me explain: I need to compute the solution of an harmonic problem ...
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Comments needed on the doubts of PDEs in moving boundary problems

We know that in classical two-phase Stefan problems, let's say in the temperature distribution of ice-water problem here, the governing PDEs are: \left. \begin{aligned} C_1\frac{\...
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Library to compute eigenvalues of the Laplace operator in a polyhedral domain

What library can one use to compute efficiently the lowest eigenvalues of the Laplace operator in a polyhedral domain in $R^3$? For the application I have in mind one has to consider very acute ...
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Finding the frequencies of vibration of a circular and square drum

I want to find the frequencies of vibration of a circular and square drum. To do this, I need to solve a 2-dimensional wave equation (PDE) with boundary conditions. Every method that I have researched ...
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assembly matrices in finite element method [closed]

I'm trying to construct the right–hand side of my 2D Poisson's equation in Matlab. I used the vertex rule in order to approximate the integral: ...
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How to correctly define the flux in a finite volume method for Poisson's equation with a piecewise constant material

How do we correctly define the flux in a finite volume method applied to Poisson's equation where we have a piecewise constant material? Specifically, say we have the equation \begin{align*} -\nabla\...
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Building minimization optimization problem for 2nd-order elliptic PDE

I am solving elliptic PDE problem, for which, Euler scheme looks as following: $$\nabla [\gamma ( |\nabla u|^2) \nabla u] = 0,$$ where $$\gamma(|\nabla u|^2) = (1 + |\nabla u|^2)^{-1/2}.$$ I am ...
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Simulating the heat equation with insulating material

My plan is to solve the heat equation in the right half portion of the domain, while having the left half completely isolated with constant temperature. To do so, I model the left half with a very low ...
This is perhaps a more focused version of this question. Using standard notation, I have a code that works and solves the following PDE using a Raviart Thomas mixed method. \begin{align} 0 &= ...
Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^d$, $d\in \{2,3\}$ be an open bounded polygonal/polyhedral set. Suppose I want to solve the following pde \begin{align*} \vec{q}+\vec{\nabla}u &=0\,&x&\in \...