FEM1D_BVP_LINEAR is a C program which applies the finite element method, with piecewise linear elements, to a two point boundary value problem in one spatial dimension, and compares the computed and exact solutions with the L2 and seminorm errors.
The boundary value problem (BVP) that is to be solved has the form:
- d/dx ( a(x) * du/dx ) + c(x) * u(x) = f(x)in the interval 0 < x < 1. The functions a(x), c(x), and f(x) are given functions.
Boundary conditions are applied at the endpoints, and in this case, these are assumed to have the form:
u(0.0) = 0.0; u(1.0) = 0.0.
To compute a finite element approximation, a set of n equally spaced nodes is defined from 0.0 to 1.0, a set of piecewise linear basis functions is set up, with one basis function associated with each node, and then an integral form of the BVP is used, in which the differential equation is multiplied by each basis function, and integration by parts is used to simplify the integrand.
A simple two point Gauss quadrature formula is used to estimate the resulting integrals over each interval.
The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.
FEM1D_BVP_LINEAR is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN77 version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version and a Python version.
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One of the tests makes convergence plots in the H1, L2 and Max norms.
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