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construction is described in Chapter 4, mesh generation and assembly appear in Chapter
5, error analysis is discussed in Chapter 7, and linear algebraic solution strategies are
presented in Chapter 11. Problems 1. By introducing the transformation u=u;
show that (3.1.1) can be changed to a problem with homogeneous essential boundary conditions. Thus, we can seek u 2 H01.
2. Another method of treating essential boundary conditions is to remove them by
using a \penalty function." Penalty methods are rarely used for this purpose, but
they are important for other reasons. This problem will introduce the concept and
reinforce the material of Section 3.1. Consider the variational statement (3.1.6) as
an example, and modify it by including the essential boundary conditions A(v u) = (v f )+ < v >@ N + < v ; u >@ E 8v 2 H 1 : Here is a penalty parameter and subscripts on the boundary integral indicate
their domain. No boundary conditions are applied and the problem is solved for u
and v ranging over the whole of H 1. 3.3. Overview of the Finite Element Method 21 Show that smooth solutions of this variational problem satisfy the di erential equation (3.1.1a) as well as the natural boundary conditions (3.1.1c) and @u
u + p @n = (x y) 2 E: The penalty parameter must be selected large enough for this natural boundary
condition to approximate the prescribed essential condition (3.1.1b). This can be
tricky. If selected too large, it will introduce ill-conditioning into the resulting
algebraic system. 22 Multi-Dimensional Variational Principles Bibliography
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