Exact artificial boundary conditions for quasilinear elliptic equations in unbounded domains. (English) Zbl 1168.65412

Summary: To study the numerical solutions of quasilinear elliptic equations on unbounded domains in two or three dimensional cases, we introduce a circular or spherical artificial boundary. Based on the Kirchhoff transformation and the Fourier series expansion, the exact artificial boundary condition and a series of its approximations of the given quasilinear elliptic problem are presented. Then the original problem is equivalently or approximately reduced to a bounded computational domain. The well-posedness of the reduced problems are proved and the convergence results of our numerical solutions on bounded computational domain are given


65N30 Finite element, Rayleigh-Ritz and Galerkin methods for boundary value problems involving PDEs
65N12 Stability and convergence of numerical methods for boundary value problems involving PDEs
35J65 Nonlinear boundary value problems for linear elliptic equations
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