# Questions tagged [pde]

Partial differential equations (PDEs) are equations that relate the partial derivatives of a function of more than one variable. This tag is intended for questions on modeling phenomena with PDEs, solving PDEs, and other related aspects.

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### Reference request for finite elements theory

Consider a domain $\Omega \subseteq \mathbb{R}^{2,3}$ which is non convex and with $C^2$ boundary. Could you recommend a good reference where it is explained how: without needing isoparametric ...
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### What condition ensures the global continuity of the solution in the FEM?

I know this is trivial but I don't seem to understand it. In which step of the FE formulation do we enforce the global continuity of the solution? Or in other words, how the construction of the local ...
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### Setting up boundary conditions to solve PDEs using method of lines

Objective: To add boundary/initial conditions (BCs/ICs) to a system of ODEs I have used the method of lines to convert a system of PDEs into a system of ODEs. The ODEs themselves involve a lot of ...
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### How to solve spatially discretised PDEs (method of lines) in solve_ivp or ODEint?

I can discretise the spatial domain of a system of PDEs using the method of lines, converting the system of PDEs to a system of ODEs (with a time derivative only). These equations (for context they ...
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### Direct integration of 2D Euler Equations with Runge Kutta shows oscillating Courant-Friedrichs-Lewy coefficient. Stiff or Bug?

By writing the direct integration of the 2D Euler Equations in a wide and short box where the fluid enters and exits through the horizontal faces using the Runge Kutta O(4) method I have found that ...
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### FEM : energy minimization VS PDE solving

Engineering FEM When I studied engineering, I learned the traditional approach for finite elements for elasticity. The point was to solve the PDE $-div(\sigma)=f$ as: Multiply your PDE with a test ...
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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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### Finite element modelling of thermal expansion of 3D solid bodies

I want to solve the thermal expansion of solid by using FEM approach. When I developed the model based on the the principle the minimum potential energy, the solutions for thermal expansion are not ...
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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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### Semi-infinite domain transformation

Question is mostly related to literature or suggestions. Given a semi infinite domain: $x=[0; +\infty);y=[0; +\infty)$. Willing to transform it to computational domain of: $[0,1]\times[0,1]$. I did ...
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### Stability of the Forward-Time Central Space method, section 9.3 in LeVeque

I am reading section 9.3 in Leveque about stability. The explanations are very short and brief so I am asking for some help to understand and elaborations. The result of the section is that for FTCS ...
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Consider this non linear PDE: $$u_t + c(u^2)_x =\alpha u_{xx} \text{ , } -1<x<1 , t>0$$ with $$u(-1,t) = g_L(t) \text{ , } u(1,t) = g_R(t) \text{ and } u(x,0)=f(x)$$ where the 3 functions(...