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Numerical solution of partial differential equations 2

Code: 92930
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Mladen Jurak - Lectures
English level:


All teaching activities will be held in Croatian. However, foreign students in mixed groups will have the opportunity to attend additional office hours with the lecturer and teaching assistants in English to help master the course materials. Additionally, the lecturer will refer foreign students to the corresponding literature in English, as well as give them the possibility of taking the associated exams in English.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 45
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
COURSE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of the course is to introduce classical and modern methods of solving of linear and nonlinear partial differential equations. Finite element and finite volume methods.

1. Finite element method. Method is introduced at the elliptic equation first: variational approximation principle, elemetary proof of the Lax-Milgram, interpolation problem for the Lagrange interpolation. The interpolation estimates are proved in the Sobolev spaces, which are introduced intuitively. Nonconform approximation onlz in the abstract setting of Strang lemmas. Numerical integration, inverse estimates, Aubin-Niche lemma, nonhomogeneous boundary conditions and regular triangulations. Condition number of the approximation problem matrix.
2. Mixed finite element method for difusion. Babuška-Brezzi condition. Raviar-Thomas elements.
3. Parabolic equations. Varijational formulation and apriori estimates explained in a formal procedure. Time discretisation (implicit and explicit) and apriori estimates. Applications: Pironeau's FreeFEM++. Iterative solvers and preconditioning informaly introduced.
4. Finite volume method. Discretization on regular meshes: cell-centred and cell-vertex methods. Applications on eliptic and parabolic equations and the covection-difusion equation. Comparasion with mixed finite element method.
5. During the course at least one nonlinear problem should be solved using the Newton iterations.
  1. A. Quateroni, A. Valli: Numerical Approximation of Partial Differential Equations, Springer Series in Computational Mathematics Vol. 23
  2. R. Le Veque: Finite volume methods
  3. P. Knabner, L. Angerman: Numerical methods for elliptic and Parabilic PDEs
  4. O. Axelsson, V. A. Barker: Finite Element Solution of Boundary Value Problems
  5. W. Hackbush: Iterative Solutions of Large Sparse System of Equations
  6. D. Braess: Finite elements, Theory, fast solvers, and applications in solid mechanics, 2nd edition
Prerequisit for:
Enrollment :
Passed : Numerical solution of partial differential equations 1
4. semester
Mandatory course - Regular study - Applied Mathematics
Consultations schedule:
  • prof. dr. sc. Mladen Jurak:

    Friday 12-14h. Please register in advance by an e-mail.

    Location: 220