Numerical Methods for Solving One Dimensional Problems With a Moving Boundary

Boureghda, Abdellatif (1988) Numerical Methods for Solving One Dimensional Problems With a Moving Boundary. MSc(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis describes some methods which were employed to compute approximate solutions to partial differential equations with moving boundaries verifying the existing numerical solutions, modifying the techniques and applying them to new problems. The problems considered were the determination of the temperature in melting ice and of the concentration of oxygen diffusion in both one dimensional cartesian and axially symmetric cylindrical coordinates. For the melting ice problem the methods studied included variable time step methods with difference formulae and different methods of calculating the variable time step, and also a transformation to fix the moving boundary using a conventional finite difference technique on the known domain. The diffusion problem had a singularity on the initial boundary. The singularity was treated by using an approximate analytical solution and the numerical solution found by a finite difference method with fixed time and space steps and a Lagrange-type formula near the moving boundary.

Item Type: Thesis (MSc(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Computer science
Date of Award: 1988
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1988-77737
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 11:53
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 11:53
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/77737

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