Song, Yin and Zhang (Int. J. Numer. Anal. Model. 4: 127-140, 2007) discovered a remarkable property of oscillatory finite element solutions of one-dimensional convection-diffusion problems that leads to a novel numerical method for the solution of such problems. In the present paper this property is described using several figures, then a simple proof of the phenomenon is given which is much more intuitive than the technical analysis of Song et al.

We combine the theory of radial basis functions with the finite difference method to solve the inverse heat problem, and use five standard radial basis functions in the method of the collocation. In addition, using the newly proposed numerical procedure, we also discuss some experimental numerical results.

In this paper, a rigorous computational method to enclose eigenpairs of complex interval matrices is proposed. Each eigenpair $x=(\lambda ,)$ is found by solving a nonlinear equation of the form $f\left(x\right)=0$ via a contraction argument. The set-up of the method relies on the notion of $radiipolynomials$, which provide an efficient mean of determining a domain on which the contraction mapping theorem is applicable.

Adaptive finite element method based on multilevel correction scheme is proposed to solve Steklov eigenvalue problems. In this method, each adaptive step involves solving associated boundary value problems on the adaptive partitions and small scale eigenvalue problems on the coarsest partitions. Solving eigenvalue problem in the finest partition is not required. Hence the efficiency of solving Steklov eigenvalue problems can be improved to the similar efficiency of the adaptive finite element method...

Error-controlled adaptive meshfree methods are presented for both global error measures, such as the energy norm, and goal-oriented error measures in terms of quantities of interest. The meshfree method chosen in this paper is the reproducing kernel particle method (RKPM), since it is based on a Galerkin scheme and therefore allows extensions of quality control approaches as already developed for the finite element method. Our approach of goal-oriented error estimation is based on the well-established...

In this paper, we present a parallel scheme to solve the population balance equations based on the method of characteristics and the finite element discretization. The application of the method of characteristics transform the higher dimensional population balance equation into a series of lower dimensional convection-diffusion-reaction equations which can be solved in a parallel way. Some numerical results are presented to show the accuracy and efficiency.

We derive the smoothed aggregation two-level method from the variational objective to minimize the final error after finishing the entire iteration. This contrasts to a standard variational two-level method, where the coarse-grid correction vector is chosen to minimize the error after coarse-grid correction procedure, which represents merely an intermediate stage of computing. Thus, we enforce the global minimization of the error. The method with smoothed prolongator is thus interpreted as a qualitatively...

We review some numerical analysis of an adaptive finite element method (AFEM) for a class of elliptic partial differential equations based on a perturbation argument. This argument makes use of the relationship between the general problem and a model problem, whose adaptive finite element analysis is existing, from which we get the convergence and the complexity of adaptive finite element methods for a nonsymmetric boundary value problem, an eigenvalue problem, a nonlinear boundary value problem...

We present analytical solution of the Stokes problem in rotationally symmetric domains. This is then used to find the asymptotic behaviour of the solution in the vicinity of corners, also for Navier-Stokes equations. We apply this to construct very precise numerical finite element solution.

Multi-dimensional advection terms are an important part of many large-scale mathematical models which arise in different fields of science and engineering. After applying some kind of splitting, these terms can be handled separately from the remaining part of the mathematical model under consideration. It is important to treat the multi-dimensional advection in a sufficiently accurate manner. It is shown in this paper that high order of accuracy can be achieved when the well-known Crank-Nicolson...