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Robust Computational Techniques for Boundary Layers

1st Edition

By Paul Farrell, Alan Hegarty, John M. Miller, Eugene O'Riordan, Grigory I. Shishkin

Chapman and Hall/CRC

256 pages

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Hardback: 9781584881926
pub: 2000-03-30
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Current standard numerical methods are of little use in solving mathematical problems involving boundary layers. In Robust Computational Techniques for Boundary Layers, the authors construct numerical methods for solving problems involving differential equations that have non-smooth solutions with singularities related to boundary layers. They present a new numerical technique that provides precise results in the boundary layer regions for the problems discussed in the book. They show that this technique can be adapted in a natural way to a real flow problem, and that it can be used to construct benchmark solutions for comparison with solutions found using other numerical techniques.

Focusing on robustness, simplicity, and wide applicability rather than on optimality, Robust Computational Techniques for Boundary Layers provides readers with an understanding of the underlying principles and the essential components needed for the construction of numerical methods for boundary layer problems. It explains the fundamental ideas through physical insight, model problems, and computational experiments and gives details of the linear solvers used in the computations so that readers can implement the methods and reproduce the numerical results.


"In summary I think the early sections of the book give a very nice picture of the difficulties associated with singularly perturbed convection-diffusion problems. The insight gained from the structure of the uniform convergence proofs could be used to analyze different discretizations and mesh adaptations strategies. The extensive number of two-dimensional examples could also serve as a great source of benchmark solutions to test other approaches."

-SIAM Review vol. 43, no.3 (549-581)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Numerical Methods for Problems with Boundary Layers

Numerical Methods on Uniform Meshes

Layer Resolving Methods for Convection-Diffusion Problems in One Dimension

The Limitations of Non-Monotone Numerical Methods

Convection-Diffusion Problems in a Moving Medium

Convection-Diffusion Problems with Frictionless Walls

Convection-Diffusion Problems with No Slip Boundary Conditions

Experimental Estimation of Errors

Non-Monotone Methods in Two Dimensions

Linear and Nonlinear Reaction-Diffusion Problems

Prandtl Flow past a Flat Plate-Blasius' Method

Prandtl Flow past a Flat Plate-Direct Method


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COMPUTERS / Computer Engineering
MATHEMATICS / Number Systems
SCIENCE / Mathematical Physics