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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Stability plot of upward difference implicit time

I am analyzing the stability of 1D convection (advection) equation as shown in the picture. When I derive the equations as shown I want to get rid of the complex number. I`m asking if those stability ...
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Error $L_{2}$ convergence in Finite Element for Poisson Equation

I have written a Matlab code to solve the equation $-u'' = f$ with conditions $u(0) = u'(1) = 0$ on the domain $x \in [0,1]$. I tested the code with $f(x) = -2, \forall x\in [0,1]$. I check the plot ...
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Finite element method for high-frequency electromagnetics

I am writing a project about the Finite element method for use in high-frequency solutions of Maxwell's equations. This could be for use in antenna design and similar. I have some trouble ...
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discretization of advection diffusion with variable coefficients

I am looking for help to find a somewhat stable FD numerical scheme for the advection diffusion equation posed on a curve $(x(r),y(r))$. The equation becomes $$u_t=\alpha(r) u_r +\beta(r) u_{rr}+f(r,t)...
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High Running Time and Suboptimal Accuracy of 2D Wave Equation Solver with Finite Differences

Im trying to solve the following 2D wave equation: $$u_{tt} = u_{xx} + u_{yy}, \hspace{3mm} u(x,y,0) = \cos(4 \pi x) \sin(4 \pi y), \hspace{3mm} u_t(x,y,0) = 0$$ with the periodic boundary condition ...
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Trouble Implementing 1d Wave Equation Finite Difference Solver

Im trying to solve the 1d Wave Equation on $x \in \mathbb{R}, t > 0$: $$u_{tt} = c^2u_{xx}, \hspace{5mm} u(x,0) = \cos(4 \pi x), \hspace{5mm} u_t(x,0) = 0$$ with $c = 1$ and a periodic boundary ...
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Divergence on wave equation simulation

I'm currenly working on my own PDE solver for non-linear simulations in python. I've done succesfully simulations for KdV and Fisher's equation, but now I'm playing with second order derivatives in ...
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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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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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Output solution vector in Petsc

I am using petsc to solve a linear elasticity problem discretized by finite elements.The initial mesh is read by a mesh file and the distribution in each processor is done using METIS.I am using only ...
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When to stop iterations in SOR solver for 3D Poisson equation

I'm writing a solver (in C) for 3D incompressible fluids, using the finite-differences method, and I'm finding a somewhat surprising behaviour: the solver provides "good-looking" solutions, ...
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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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Solving block band Toeplitz system

I wish to solve the system $T.X=Y$ where is block band Toeplitz and the unkown. In my case, has a particular form: the blocks are symmetric and quite large ($10^5.10^5$ or even more) and I have ...
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Acoustic Simulation, how are boundaries handled?

I don't have a background in numerical modeling so this question is rather broad. What I am interested in is modeling the propagation of an ultrasonic acoustic wave in 3d space. The basic 3d wave ...
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Devising Convergent Numerical Scheme for PDE

I'm currently looking at the PDE \begin{align*} u_t + \left[x(1-y) - (1-x)\right]u_x - (1-y) u_y + (z-xy) u_z = (z-xy) u_{xy} - (1-x)u& \\ \end{align*} with \begin{align*} u(x,y,z,0) = 1& \\ ...
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FEM Python book

Is there any book or site available with Finite element Method for partial differential equations with python code apart from Fenics?
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why do i receive this error?

I want to plot the 100,200 and 400 iterations of this function of non homogeneous parabolic pde ...
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Why this error occurs in my code for Lax Wendroff?

I want to implement the Lax Wendroff method for a non linear advection equation which is $$\frac{u_{i}^{n+1}-u_{i}^{n}}{t} + \frac{f(u_{i+1}^{n})-f(u_{i-1}^{n}) }{2h} -\frac{t}{2h} \left( F_{i+1/2}^{n}...
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Developing a meshfree contouring algorithm

I would like to find the contours of a scalar function $u(x,y)$ available as a discrete set of function values $u_i = u(x_i,y_i)$ over a scattered set of points $(x_i,y_i), i=1,...,N$. In my case, the ...
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Which 2D PDE with an exact solution can I use to test/verify my FEM-PDE code?

I have created a program to solve 2D, time-dependent PDEs with the finite element method and get reasonable looking results for the 2D acoustic wave equation. Now I would like to go further and solve ...
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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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What is wrong in the code for this upwind method?

I want to implement the upwind method in following advection equation problem : $$ u_{t}+2 u_{x} =0 ,$$ for $0\leq t \leq 1,$ $0\leq x \leq 1 $ $$ u(0,x) = u_{0}(x) = \begin{cases} 10^4 (0.1-...
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Finite Difference for Advection Equation With Source

I'm trying to find a convergent finite difference scheme for the PDE \begin{equation} \begin{split} u_t + (x-1) u_x &= (x-1)u, \hspace{.5cm} x \in [0,1] \\ u(x,0) &= 1 \\ u(1,t) &= 1. \\ \...
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C or fortran library to solve linear 2D/3D elliptic PDE

I am looking for a general purpose library which can solve a 2D or 3D linear elliptic PDE on a rectangular domain with mixed/Robin boundary conditions. I am a C programmer, so I would prefer a C ...
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In sights into why higher order finite differencing method leads faster to instability

I was playing around with numerically solving the 1D wave equation with density and stiffness varying with position using central differencing methods and noticed that for certain discretization steps ...
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How I can derive the Neuman boundary condition of this system of hyperbolic equations in 1D?

I would like to research the Neuman boundary that can verify the following problem $\begin{aligned} &\text { (} P \text { )}\left\{\begin{array}{l} \frac{\partial U}{\partial t}(x, t)+A \frac{\...
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How can I implement a bvp problem in a non uniform grid?

I want toconstruct a difference method for the the numerical approximation of the solution of the following boundary value problem: $u:[a,b]\to \mathbb{R}$ function,such that $$ -u''(x)=f(x)$$ and $u(...
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Numerical integration in time for finite elements

I am trying to solve $M\ddot{u}=-Ku+F_\text{ext}$ for a 2D linear elastic model with $M$ be the mass matrix,$K$ the stiffness matrix and $F_\text{ext}$ the external load vector coming from a uniformly ...
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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 can I change th code to implement the Fourier series as defined?

I want to compute the Fourier series expansion of the function $$f:[-1,1] \to \mathbb{R}$$ with $$f(x) = \begin{cases} -x & x < 0 \\ 0 & x \geq 0 \end{cases} $$ .The code ...
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Dirichlet Boundary Condition finite difference method using sparse-matrix $Ax = b$ system

I am trying to solve the boundary value problem for heat equation: $$ u_{xx} + u_{yy} = f(x,y) $$ where the solution $u(x,y) \in [0,1] \times [0,1]$ and the Dirichlet boundary condition $u(x,y) = ...
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What makes a good computational grid?

Most computational methods for solving PDEs are grid-based. What makes a computational grid "good", other than being sufficiently fine to resolve features of numerical solutions? Are grids ...
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Non-Linear advection diffusion with nondifferetiable advection term

I'm looking at Murray's book: Mathematical biology: an introduction , first volume, pag. 404 In particular, I'm interested to solve the following PDE: $$\partial_t u = \partial_x (\text{sign}(x) u) + \...
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Solution of Cahn-Hilliard equation

I need to solve the Cahn-Hilliard equation $$\frac{\partial u}{\partial t} = \Delta(f(u) - \epsilon^2\Delta u), \hspace{.5cm}(x, t)\in \Omega\times(0, T],$$ using mixed formulation \begin{equation}\...
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numerical solution to pde on an ellipse

Looking for advice on discretization (preferably finite difference) schemes for pdes on curves in general, but in this case it is an ellipse (so given by $(a\cos(r), b\sin(r)$). The problem is the ...
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Nondifferentiable coordinate transforms

Suppose that we have coordinates $u=u(x,y)$ and $v=v(x,y)$ in $\mathbb{R}^2$ so that $v$ is not differentiable when $u(x,y)=u_0$ where $u_0$ is a constant. Can we solve a differential equation, such ...
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Weak formulation for advection diffusion reaction

I need a check on the following exercise about weak formulations and finite elements. Consider the advection diffusion system $$ \begin{cases} -(\mu u')' + \beta u' + \gamma u = f \\ u(a)=0 \\ u(b) = ...
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Crank-Nicolson solution of parabolic PDE with Newumann boundary conditions

I am trying to solve the non-linear parabolic PDE in $c(t,r)$ $$c_t=\frac{1}{r}(rDc_r-\alpha r^2 c)_r$$ with initial condition $c(0,r)=f(r)$ and boundary conditions $c_r(t,r_1)=\alpha r_1c_1/D$ and $...
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How to use the Thomas-Algorithm to the Heat-diffusion-equation correctly

My post is structured in four parts: I give you some information about the context my principal questions refer to. I will tell you what I believe to know about the Thomas Algorithm. If I am wrong ...
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ode15s command for coupled PDEs

I am trying to solve the coupled PDE system given here-Solve System of PDEs, using the method of lines and the ode15s command. Referring to variables $u1$ and $u2$ as $u$ and $v$ respectively, I have ...
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Method of Lines (MOL) for coupled PDEs

I am trying to solve the set of equations posted here- Solving the heat diffusion equation with source term One of the methods I have learnt to solve second order PDEs is the 'method of lines', where ...
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What are the practical differences between a Galerkin finite element method vs an orthogonal collocation method?

What are the practical differences between a Galerkin finite element method vs an orthogonal collocation method? The best reference I've found thus far as been a paper titled The Performance of the ...
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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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How to increase the stability of a DAE solver?

I am trying to solve a set of linear PDEs of the form $$F\left(\vec{y},\frac{\partial \vec{y}}{\partial x},\frac{\partial^2 \vec{y}}{\partial x^2},\frac{\partial \vec{y}}{\partial t}\right)=0.$$ To ...
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Solve wave equation with discontinuous coefficients numerically?

I would like to solve the following equation $$\frac{\partial^2 y}{\partial t^2} - c^2(x,t)\frac{\partial^2 y}{\partial x^2}=0,$$ for $y=y(x,t)$ numerically. The wave speed, $c(x,t)$, is of the form $$...
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Jacobians with automatic differentiation

I have an objective function F: Nx1 -> Nx1, where N>30000. There are many sparse matrix/tensor multiplications in this function, so taking an analytic Jacobian by paper and pen is cumbersome. ...
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interface value on the error equation

https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/2157482.pdf, here I have a problem in last equation of (2.6) in section (2.1). When they are considering error equation on the interface $\Gamma$ they get $e_v^{(n)} = ...
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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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How to begin writing scientific codes in C++ in Trilinos or PETSC style?

My background: I have taken some courses on numerical analysis during my PhD and read a few books on the topic as well. I mostly work on low Reynolds number fluid mechanics and use boundary element ...
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Effect on methods like Crank-Nicolson of adding a potential term, changing heat equation to Schrodinger equation

I'm studying up on methods for numerically solving the Schrodinger equation. The Schrodinger equation with a zero potential is formally identical to the heat equation in the sense that we just make ...

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