Accession Number : ADA187254

Title :   Recent Progress in the p and h-p Version of the Finite Element Method.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK INST FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Babuska, I

PDF Url : ADA187254

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The finite element method has become the main tool in computational mechanics. The success is manifested by the development of over five hundred user-oriented finite element program systems. The literature on the subject is overwhelming. To date there are over two hundred monographs and conference proceedings and new monographs and proceedings are continuously appearing. Various forms of the finite element method are used in practice for the numerical treatment of elliptic, parabolic, hyperbolic, linear and nonlinear partial differential equations, integral and integrodifferential equations, etc. Any class of problems has its own specific features. This paper deals with the class of partial differential equation of elliptic type. For the sake of simplicity the author elaborates on a characteristic model problem and illustrative results and makes only additional comments of more general nature although the results referred to are general.

Descriptors :   *FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, COMPUTATIONS, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, ELLIPSES, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, MECHANICS, NONLINEAR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, TOOLS

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE