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Topic: System of 1D PDEs with coupled boundary conditions
Replies: 5   Last Post: Aug 23, 2013 5:26 AM

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 Luminita T. Posts: 3 Registered: 8/22/13
System of 1D PDEs with coupled boundary conditions
Posted: Aug 22, 2013 10:15 AM

I've have a system of 4 parabolic PDE with boundary conditions that I would like to integrate in time starting from initial conditions.

I've been trying to put the system into the pdepe() format, but it seems that I can't give coupled boundary conditions, in particular something of the form: a*DuDx(1) + b*DuDx(2) + c*DuDx(3) = 0.

As far as I could see from the help, q(x,t) needs to be specified as a vector-valued function that is element-wise multiplied with f(x,t,u,DuDx), which in my case is just DuDx. This does not allow to express linear combinations of elements of f() for a boundary condition.

If q(x,t) could be a matrix-valued function, then it could be done.
Is it possible to somehow specify coupled boundary conditions in pdepe() ?

Alternatively, I've been looking at the pdetool() for 2D spatial PDE. It seems a bit more complicated to handle and I'll have to put a bit of time into it. At this point, I can't say directly from the UserGuide (2. Setting up your PDE >>Types of Boundary Conditions) if it can handle the coupled boundary conditions. Any help figuring this out is much appreciated.

Date Subject Author
8/22/13 Luminita T.
8/22/13 Torsten
8/22/13 Luminita T.
8/23/13 Torsten
8/23/13 Luminita T.
8/23/13 Torsten