[Getdp] Galerkin Equations
Christophe Geuzaine
cag32 at case.edu
Sat May 13 23:28:35 CEST 2006
Sebastian wrote:
> Hi all:
>
> I am new here, and new in GetDP. And I have problems to understand
> the notation used in the Galerkin equations used in GetDP.
>
> I think that I understand the first expression, but I don't known what to
> do with the second expression.
>
> As I understand if I have:
> Equation{
> Galerkin { [ -nu[] * Dof { d a }, {d a } ];
> In Domain; .....
> Galerkin{ [ hc[], { d a }];
> In Domain_M ,....
> Galerkin{ [-js[], { a } ];
> In Domain_S , ...
> }
>
> GetDP solves d a = ( js - hs ) / nu, the summation of the first expressions
> = 0.
> But, What to do with the second expressions, in Galerkin definition?
>
> Why put { da } in the first and second Galerkins, and why put { a } in the
> third ?
>
This comes from the weak formulation of the PDE: "Galerkin { [ hc[] , {d
a} ] }" means "\int hc[] \cdot d a", i.e., the integral of the inner
product of "hc[]" with "d a" over the domain, where "a" is a test function.
Have a look at any standard finite element textbook for an introduction
to weak formulations. (There are some references in the getdp wiki.)
> Thanks.
>
>
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Christophe Geuzaine
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