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Does mass balance hold in convective diffusion

I'm trying to understand how convection-diffusion equations are solved in pipe flow modules available in CFD solvers. $$ \frac{\partial C}{\partial t} + \nabla \cdot (\mathbf{v} C) = \nabla \cdot (D \...
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Solving differential equation in Python with discretized variable coefficients

I am trying to solve a differential equation with discretized variable coefficients which are calculated from a time serie. In this case the Runge-Kutta step size is fixed by the frequency in the time ...
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Derive the Finite Difference equation corresponding to the steady state PDE. Explain how to implement Dirichlet and Neumann boundary conditions

A rod of length L = 1m, is made of copper, with thermal conductivity κ = 380W/m/K. A uniform heat supply h = 10kW/m3 is applied to the rod. The left boundary of the rod is kept at constant temperature ...
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Numerical integration with singularity term

In https://www.johndcook.com/blog/2012/02/21/care-and-treatment-of-singularities, the author explains the subtraction method to get rid of singularities when performing numerical integration. The ...
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Runge-Kutta in the presence of an attractor

Suppose you are solving a system of equations numerically that possesses an attractor (no matter the initial conditions set, all the different solutions will approach a specific set of values that ...
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How to check if my stiffness matrix is correct

I built the stiffness matrix for the Poisson equation on a 2-dimensional domain with the shape of "almost" an octagon, using pyramid basis functions. I used almost to intend the fact that I have an "...
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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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Numerical integration of the dataset of a function

The energy equation for a spherically symmetric system is given by $$\mathscr{E}=\frac{v^2(r)}{2}+\frac{c_s^2(r)}{\gamma-1}+\phi(r)$$ where $\mathscr{E}$ is the total energy, $v$ is the velocity of ...
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Defining Current Density in a FEM model (MATLAB)

I'm attempting to solve the Poisson equation in 3D for a magnetic vector potential in the presence of a current source. To validate my code, I'm initially looking to reproduce the model described in ...
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Integrate using Composite Simpson's rule

In a question, we have been given the speed of a car at time t= 0,2,4,6,.......,20 minutes.But it asks us to approximate the distance travelled by the car in 30 minutes using Composite Simpson's rule. ...
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Solve linear system with Newton-Raphson method

Is it possible to solve a linear matrix system $A x = b$ using the Newton-Raphson method? If yes, how can this be done? More special, how is the derivative build?
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Recursive Algorithm to Calculate Determinant via Expansion of Minors in C#

I have been recently trying to attempt to write an algorithm in C# that would calculate the determinant of a matrix via recursion using the expansion of minors method. I understand that there are ...
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What exactly is the cause(s) of blow-up for too-large step size in a method like RK4?

I have been working on creating a few home-made numerical methods, and I am using them to visualize text-book problems from my Strogatz dynamics textbook. It feels like a good way to learn numerical ...
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Interpreting results of using no-flux boundary condition

I am solving for solute transport in 1 D. $$\frac{\partial C}{\partial t} = D\frac{\partial ^2 C}{\partial x^2} - v\frac{\partial C}{\partial x}$$ No-flux boundary condition is imposed at both the ...
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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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Extracting FEM matrices in matlab pde toolbox

I am trying to follow the dynamic linear elasticity in Matlab, link here. My goal is to extract the FE Matrices using the function assembleFEMatrices in matlab and solve the resulting system of second-...
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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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Runge-Kutta fourth order method. Integrating backwards

I am using a Runge-Kutta fourth order method to solve numerically the usual equation of motion of a background scalar field in curved spacetime with a quartic potential: $\phi^{''}=-3\left(1+\frac{H^{...
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How to Break Coupled ODEs down to first order for Runge-Kutta

My question might seem a bit simple. I am trying to solve a system of ODEs using Runge-Kutta method. I am having difficulty breaking down the equations into a system of first order ones required ...
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How to robustly and numerically expand a $k$-order polynomial in two variables defined on a polygon domain?

Given a $k$-order polynomial in two variable $p(x, y)$ defined on a polygon domain $K$. And I want to numerically expand it to the following form $$ p(x, y) = c_0 + c_1 x + c_2 y + c_3 x^2 + c_4 xy + ...
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Numerical Method for Equation System of two depending Equation Systems

I am searching a solution method for the following equation system of equation systems: Let $A \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times n}$ be an invertible Matrix, $f, b_1, b_2 \in\mathbb{R}^n$ given vectors and $ ...
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Computing square root of diag(u)-uu'?

I need an efficient way to take square root of a matrix which is a sum of diagonal matrix and rank-1 matrix. More specifically it's the following matrix $$A=D-uu'=\text{diag}(u)-uu'$$ Where entries ...
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Numerical integral with symbolic integral in exponent

Many times in fourier approximation we come across integrals such as $$\int_0^1 e^{-\gamma\int_0^xu_0(\eta)d\eta}dx$$ where $\gamma$ is a constant and the data for $u_0$ is provided as a discretely ...
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Bounding error of float32 matrix multiplication

Some numerical debugging led me to the minimal example below. I'm observing relative error of 0.75 on individual elements. Is there a way to estimate/bound this error without resorting to higher ...
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Passing data as arguments in ODE45

I need to import data from file in order to describe the structure of a network. I used the following: weights = readtable('weights192.txt'); W = weights{:,:}; ...
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Numerical integration of SDE: choice of $dt$ and algorithm

I am working on the following Stochastic Differential Equation (SDE) in the Quantum Mechanics context: $$dX_{t} = a X_{t} dt + b X_{t} dW$$ where $X_{t}$ is my stochastic varible, $dt$ is my ...
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Weighted moving variance

i have a time-series and, in analogy with exponentially weighted moving average, i would like to compute the exponentially weighted moving standard deviation or variance in an efficient, numerically ...
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Inverses of many standard subspaces of one large matrix

i have a large rectangular invertible matrix M (about 5000x5000) and i have a loop in which i do the following for each iteration i (there are about 6000 iterations): i am given a subspace S_i (which ...
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Runge-Kutta for PID and system in separate calculations without filter

I need to calculate a closed-loop system in Python; specifically, obtain the PID response and then use the output to obtain the system response sample-by-sample with my own loop. For this, I am ...
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How to implement the following Finite Element method for Burgers' equation?

I am trying to replicate this result. It involves using the Galerkin finite element approach onto the viscous Burgers' equation. However, my implementation (in R) seems to be giving me wrong results....
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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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Numerically estimating expected value of f(x) when x is normally distributed

I need to estimate $$ \mathbb{E}_x[f_i(x)] = \int_{\mathbb{R}^n} f_i(x) p(x) dx $$ for many functions $f_i(x)$, where $p(x)$ is the density of a normal distribution. The evaluation of all the ...
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Evaluate Nth root of a rational to a correctly rounded float

Excuse my lack of vocabulary for I have no formal training in this field, which is also why I ask this question - it may be trivial or it may be impossible. I want to evaluate an expression in the ...
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How to compute the following Crank-Nicolson scheme for the viscous Burgers' Equation?

I am attempting to replicate results from this article. I'm not sure why but my results are completely different and wrong. For example, the exact solution with parameters ($x=0.1$, $T=0.01$, $Re=0....
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What's the more efficient way to solve this matrix equation?

This is intended to be a more generic question not about a specific system. Given a hermitian matrix $H(x_1,\dots,x_n)$ depending non-linearly on some real parameters $x_1,\dots,x_n$. We want these to ...
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Integrators for Nonlinear/Stiff PDE

It was suggested I ask this question in this section. Anyway: I have a particular nonlinear PDE of the form $$ u_t(x,t)=iu_{xx}(x,t)+f(x,u(x,t)) \tag{1} $$ Where f is some nonlinear function. With ...
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WENO scheme on curvilinear coordinates

I've been developing a curvilinear FVM code. So far I've implemented the PPM scheme and am looking into adding WENO schemes. So far I've been discretizing the grid metrics using a second-order central....
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Complex differentiation of linear solvers

I have a linear system $$Ax=b$$ which I'm solving approximately, and I need to take the frechet derivative of x with respect to z. Were I solving the problem exactly (either analytically or to machine ...
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How to get started with numerically solving a Stochastic Navier Stokes equation

I originally posted the question on the math stackexchange, and was told I should try here. I’m researching Stochastic PDE, in particular the Navier Stokes Equation, and would like to estimate the ...
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(FEM) 1D time-dependent heat equation convergence problem

I'm simulating a simple 3-node bar with convection BCs at the edges to validate my FEM code. The following data was used: Initial temperature = 25 ºC Temperature surrounding the rod = 10 ºC Thermal ...
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Techniques to optimise the integral of a function of known analytical form

I need to compute repeatedly a function that depends on an integral. The integral is not solvable analytically, but it depends on the argument of the function parametrically, like this: $$ f(x) = \...
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Going back in time in an initial value problem

Consider an initial value problem (IVP) $y'=f(t,y)$ with the initial value given by $y(t=0) = 0$. If I need to find $y(t^*)$, hence finding the path for $y$ in $t \in [0,t^*]$ and $t^*<0$; is the ...
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How to show the stability of $L^2$ projection?

If $\mathcal{T}_h$ is a regular and quasi-uniform triangulation of $\Omega$, and $V_h$ is the $H^1$-conforming linear finite element space. Moreover, let $P_h$ be the $L^2$ projection to $V_h\subset H^...
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In iterative methods, are matrix decompositions considered useful for implementation?

When we study an iterative method from textbooks, for example, see the Gauss-Seidel Method, the given matrix is decomposed with suitable splittings. In the example, $A = L+U$. So we can proceed with ...
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How to use Wolfe-Powell step-size control in quasi-Newton method?

I'm trying to find the minimum of a function using the quasi-Newton method with the Broyden-Fletcher-Goldfarb-Shanno (BFGS) algorithm. But I want to change the following implementation, so that: 1) ...
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Computing face fluxes in FVM

In FVM, we have to compute fluxes at some face of a cell. There are many ways to compute this face flux value, but the most common and easiest way involves some simple averaging at the face. However, ...
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Fit exponential convergence

I'm working with a numerical algorithm whose output $y$ asymptotically approaches a certain unknown value $a$. I expect an exponential convergence, i.e. the data $y$ given by my algorithm should be ...
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Accurate way of getting the square root inverse of a positive definite symmetric matrix

What is the most accurate algorithm to get the square root inverse of a positive definite symmetric matrix? I am not looking as much for efficiency, though using quadruple precision computation is out ...
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How to show equivalence between two programs?

Consider the following space $A = \{(x_1,x_2,x_3)\in \mathbb{R}^3|x_1+x_2+x_3 = 1\}.$ Then say that we want to minimize a function $J(y):\mathbb{R}^{3}\to \mathbb{R}$ subjected to the constraint that $...