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dc.contributor.advisorHuang, Weizhang
dc.contributor.authorYu, Yufei
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-16T20:28:14Z
dc.date.available2020-03-16T20:28:14Z
dc.date.issued2019-05-31
dc.date.submitted2019
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:16485
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/30071
dc.description.abstractMoving sharp fronts are an important feature of many mathematical models from physical sciences and cause challenges in numerical computation. In order to obtain accurate solutions, a high resolution of mesh is necessary, which results in high computational cost if a fixed mesh is used. As a solution to this issue, an adaptive mesh method, which is called the moving mesh partial differential equation (MMPDE) method, is described in this work. The MMPDE method has the advantage of adaptively relocating the mesh points to increase the densities around sharp layers of the solutions, without increasing the mesh size. Moreover, this strategy can generate a nonsingular mesh even on non-convex and non-simply connected domains, given that the initial mesh is nonsingular. The focus of this thesis is on the application of the MMPDE method to mathematical models from physical sciences and image segmentation. In particular, this thesis includes the selection of the regularization parameter for the Ambrosio-Tortorelli functional, a simulation of the contact sets in the evolution of the micro-electro mechanical systems, and a numerical study of the flux selectivity in the Poisson-Nernst-Planck model. Sharp interfaces take place in all these three models, bringing interesting features and rich phenomena to study.
dc.format.extent100 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsCopyright held by the author.
dc.subjectApplied mathematics
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dc.titleAn Adaptive Moving Mesh Finite Element Method and Its Application to Mathematical Models from Physical Sciences and Image Processing
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberHuang, Weizhang
dc.contributor.cmtememberKeshmiri, Shawn
dc.contributor.cmtememberLiu, Weishi
dc.contributor.cmtememberTu, Xuemin
dc.contributor.cmtememberVan Vleck, Erik
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineMathematics
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPh.D.
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dc.rights.accessrightsopenAccess


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