The Mimetic Finite Difference Method for Elliptic Problems by Lourenco Beirao da VeigaThe Mimetic Finite Difference Method for Elliptic Problems by Lourenco Beirao da Veiga

The Mimetic Finite Difference Method for Elliptic Problems

byLourenco Beirao da Veiga, Konstantin Lipnikov, Gianmarco Manzini

Hardcover | December 17, 2013

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This book describes the theoretical and computational aspects of the mimetic finite difference method for a wide class of multidimensional elliptic problems, which includes diffusion, advection-diffusion, Stokes, elasticity, magnetostatics and plate bending problems. The modern mimetic discretization technology developed in part by the Authors allows one to solve these equations on unstructured polygonal, polyhedral and generalized polyhedral meshes. The book provides a practical guide for those scientists and engineers that are interested in the computational properties of the mimetic finite difference method such as the accuracy, stability, robustness, and efficiency. Many examples are provided to help the reader to understand and implement this method. This monograph also provides the essential background material and describes basic mathematical tools required to develop further the mimetic discretization technology and to extend it to various applications.
The Authors are active researchers in the field of numerical discretizations of partial differential equations. Together and in collaboration with other researchers, they published more than one-hundred papers on ISI ranked journals. Therefore, their expertise spans the formal mathematical analysis of the mimetic discretization methods...
Title:The Mimetic Finite Difference Method for Elliptic ProblemsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:394 pagesPublished:December 17, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319026623

ISBN - 13:9783319026626


Table of Contents

1 Model elliptic problems.- 2 Foundations of mimetic finite difference method.- 3 Mimetic inner products and reconstruction operators.- 4 Mimetic discretization of bilinear forms.- 5 The diffusion problem in mixed form.- 6 The diffusion problem in primal form.- 7 Maxwells equations. 8. The Stokes problem. 9 Elasticity and plates.- 10 Other linear and nonlinear mimetic schemes.- 11 Analysis of parameters and maximum principles.- 12 Diffusion problem on generalized polyhedral meshes.

Editorial Reviews

From the book reviews:"This book of about 400 pages is clear and relatively easy to read. It shows the capabilities and the efficiency of the mimetic finite difference method in the resolution of the usual partial differential equations, from their strong formulation. Many theoretical and practical aspects are addressed in detail. It is therefore highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn and use this method." (Arnaud Münch, Mathematical Reviews, October, 2014)"The research monograph is a useful source for scientists and engineers interested in computational treatment for various mathematical models arising in real life. It also proves to be a valuable research monograph for graduate students in Applied Mathematics or Computational Physics." (Marius Ghergu, zbMATH, Vol. 1286, 2014)