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Well-Posed Problem in Partial Differentrial Equations

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To avoid the Ambiguity appearing in the Formulation Process using the Numerical Methods of Partial Differentrial Equations it is Important to Satisfy the following Conditions given by Fletcher C.A.J. 1989, p18 :

 "The governing Equations and Auxiliary (Initial and Boundary) Conditions are Well-Posed Mathematically if the Following three Condtions are met:

  • the solution exists,
  • the solution is unique,
  • the solution depends continuously on the auxiliary data

 The above criteria are usually attributed to Hadamard[Garabedian P. 1964, p109]

There are some Flow Problems for which Multiple Solutions may be expected on Physical Grounds. These Problems would fail the above Criteria of Mathematical Well-Posedness. The Computation may be Complicated by concern about the Well-Posedness of the Mathematical Formulation

In addition we could take a simple parallel and require that for Well-Posed Computation :

  • the computatinal solution exists,
  • the computational solution is unique,
  • the computational solution depends continuously on the approximate auxiliary data."     

The Finite Difference Formulations Applied to Fluid Mechanics can be obviously Applied to Solid Mechanics.            

Mohammed lamine Moussaoui                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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