Numerical Methods for Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations by Sören BartelsNumerical Methods for Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations by Sören Bartels

Numerical Methods for Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations

bySören Bartels

Hardcover | February 3, 2015

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The description of many interesting phenomena in science and engineering leads to infinite-dimensional minimization or evolution problems that define nonlinear partial differential equations. While the development and analysis of numerical methods for linear partial differential equations is nearly complete, only few results are available in the case of nonlinear equations. This monograph devises numerical methods for nonlinear model problems arising in the mathematical description of phase transitions, large bending problems, image processing, and inelastic material behavior. For each of these problems the underlying mathematical model is discussed, the essential analytical properties are explained, and the proposed numerical method is rigorously analyzed. The practicality of the algorithms is illustrated by means of short implementations.

Title:Numerical Methods for Nonlinear Partial Differential EquationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:393 pagesPublished:February 3, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319137964

ISBN - 13:9783319137964


Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- Part I: Analytical and Numerical Foundations.- 2. Analytical Background.- 3. FEM for Linear Problems.- 4. Concepts for Discretized Problems.- Part II: Approximation of Classical Formulations.- 5. The Obstacle Problem.- 6. The Allen-Cahn Equation.- 7. Harmonic Maps.- 8. Bending Problems.- Part III: Methods for Extended Formulations.- 9. Nonconvexity and Microstructure.- 10. Free Discontinuities.- 11. Elastoplasticity.- Auxiliary Routines.- Frequently Used Notation.- Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This book presents an ambitious overview of modern results and trends in the field of numerical methods for nonlinear PDEs, with an emphasis on the finite element method. . The target audience of the book is postgraduates and experienced researchers. . this is an excellent monograph describing methods found at the intersection of numerical PDEs and the calculus of variations." (Michael Neilan, SIAM Review, Vol. 58 (3), September, 2016)"This book provides advanced students and experimental researchers with an introduction to numerical methods for nonlinear partial differential equations, in particular those originating from continuum mechanics. . This book presents a very nice transition from graduate-level material to state-of-the-art research topics. . This is a nice and well-written advanced textbook." (Karsten Urban, Mathematical Reviews, October, 2015)