# Browsing by Subject "Boundary value problems--Numerical solutions"

Now showing 1 - 2 of 2

- Results Per Page
1 5 10 20 40 60 80 100

- Sort Options
Ascending Descending

Item Fully automatic hp-adaptivity for acoustic and electromagnetic scattering in three dimensions(2007-05) Kurtz, Jason Patrick, 1979-; Demkowicz, LeszekShow more We present an algorithm for fully automatic hp-adaptivity for finite element approximations of elliptic and Maxwell boundary value problems in three dimensions. The algorithm automatically generates a sequence of coarse grids, and a corresponding sequence of fine grids, such that the energy norm of error decreases exponentially with respect to the number of degrees of freedom in either sequence. At each step, we employ a discrete optimization algorithm to determine the refinements for the current coarse grid such that the projection-based interpolation error for the current fine grid solution decreases with an optimal rate with respect to the number of degrees of freedom added by the refinement. The refinements are restricted only by the requirement that the resulting mesh is at most 1-irregular, but they may be anisotropic in both element size h and order of approximation p. While we cannot prove that our method converges at all, we present numerical evidence of exponential convergence for a diverse suite of model problems from acoustic and electromagnetic scattering. In particular we show that our method is well suited to the automatic resolution of exterior problems truncated by the introduction of a perfectly matched layer. To enable and accelerate the solution of these problems on commodity hardware, we include a detailed account of three critical aspects of our implementations, namely an efficient implementations of sum factorization, several interfaces to the direct multi-frontal solver MUMPS, and some fast direct solvers for the computation of a sequence of nested projections.Show more Item Least supersolution approach to regularizing elliptic free boundary problems(2007) Moreira, Diego Ribeiro, 1977-; Caarelli, LuisShow more In this dissertation, we study a free boundary problem obtained as a limit as [epsilon omplies 0] to the following regularizing family of semilinear equations [Delta]u = [Beta subscript epsilon](u)F([gradient]u), where [Beta subscript epsilon] approximates the Dirac delta in the origin and F is a Lipschitz function bounded away from 0 and infinity. The least supersolution approach is used to construct solutions satisfying geometric properties of the level surfaces that are uniform. This allows to prove that the free boundary of the limit has the "right" weak geometry, in the measure theoretical sense. By the construction of some barriers with curvature, the classification of global profiles for the blow-up analysis is carried out and the limit function is proven to be a viscosity and pointwise solution (a.e) to a free boundary problem. Finally, the free boundary is proven to be a C[superscript 1, alpha] surface around H[superscript n-1] a.e. point.Show more