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Blog Posts Tagged Weak Form

Nonstandard Constraints and the Power of Weak Contributions

October 16, 2018

For a flexible and physics-independent way to extend the applicability of the COMSOL Multiphysics® software, you can implement nonstandard constraints using the so-called weak contributions.

How to Implement the Weak Form for Time-Dependent Equations

September 27, 2018

Here’s a comprehensive equation-based modeling guide on how to implement the weak form for time-dependent equations, including theoretical background and step-by-step instructions.

Image Denoising and Other Multidimensional Variational Problems

September 21, 2018

Learn how to solve variational problems featuring multiple dimensions, higher-order derivatives, and multiple unknowns with a fun example: image denoising in a grainy photograph.

Methods for Enforcing Inequality Constraints

September 17, 2018

Learn 2 methods for enforcing inequality constraints in your variational problems, the Lagrange Multiplier method and Augmented Lagrangian method, as well as the theory behind them.

Methods for Dealing with Numerical Issues in Constraint Enforcement

September 11, 2018

This post is helpful if you use equation-based modeling: Learn a variety of different methods for dealing with numerical issues when enforcing constraints in variational problems.

Specifying Boundary Conditions and Constraints in Variational Problems

September 7, 2018

In part 2 of a blog series on solving variational problems in COMSOL Multiphysics®, we discuss how to specify general boundary conditions and constraints.

Introduction to Modeling Soap Films and Other Variational Problems

September 4, 2018

In this introduction to a 5-part series, learn how to solve variational problems using equation-based modeling, which is useful for modeling soap films, catenary cables, light beams, and more.

How to Implement a Point Source with the Weak Form

August 24, 2015

Today we continue our discussion on the weak formulation by looking at how to implement a point source with the weak form. A point source is a useful tool for idealizing the situation where a source is concentrated in a very small region of the modeling domain. We will find that it is very convenient to set up such a point source using the weak form.


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