Volume 14, Issue 4-5
A Finite Element Method for the One-Dimensional Prescribed Curvature Problem.

Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 14 (2017), pp. 646-669

Published online: 2017-08

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We develop a finite element method for solving the Dirichlet problem of the one- dimensional prescribed curvature equation due to its irreplaceable role in applications. Specifically, we first analyze the existence and uniqueness of the solution of the problem and then develop a finite element method to solve it. The well-posedness of the finite element method is shown by employing the Banach fixed-point theorem. The optimal error estimates of the proposed method in both the H¹ norm and the L² norm are established. We also design a Newton type iteration scheme to solve the resulting discrete nonlinear system. Numerical experiments are presented to confirm the order of convergence of the proposed method.

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Prescribed curvature equation finite element method Newton iteration Banach fixed-point theorem

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65N06 65N15

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@Article{IJNAM-14-646, author = {Susanne C. Brenner, Li-Yeng Sung, Zhuo Wang and Yuesheng Xu}, title = {A Finite Element Method for the One-Dimensional Prescribed Curvature Problem.}, journal = {International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling}, year = {2017}, volume = {14}, number = {4-5}, pages = {646--669}, abstract = {We develop a finite element method for solving the Dirichlet problem of the one- dimensional prescribed curvature equation due to its irreplaceable role in applications. Specifically, we first analyze the existence and uniqueness of the solution of the problem and then develop a finite element method to solve it. The well-posedness of the finite element method is shown by employing the Banach fixed-point theorem. The optimal error estimates of the proposed method in both the H¹ norm and the L² norm are established. We also design a Newton type iteration scheme to solve the resulting discrete nonlinear system. Numerical experiments are presented to confirm the order of convergence of the proposed method.}, issn = {2617-8710}, doi = {https://doi.org/}, url = {http://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/ijnam/10054.html} }
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Susanne C. Brenner, Li-Yeng Sung, Zhuo Wang & Yuesheng Xu. (1970). A Finite Element Method for the One-Dimensional Prescribed Curvature Problem.. International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling. 14 (4-5). 646-669. doi:
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