Special Seminar in Applied Mathematics

Friday April 29, 2016 3:00 PM

A Posteriori Error Estimation Techniques for Finite Element Methods

Speaker: Professor Zhiqiang Cai, Purdue University
Location: Annenberg 213
Adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) algorithms are one of two necessary tools for grand challenging problems in scientific computing. Reliability of computer simulations is responsible for accurate computer predictions/designs. Efficient and reliable a posteriori error estimation is the key for success of AMR algorithms and the reliability of computer predictions/designs Since Babá¿ ska's pioneering work in 1976, the a posteriori error estimation has been extensively studied, and impressive progress has been made during the past four decades. However, due to its extreme difficulty, this important research field of computational science and engineering remains wide open. In this talk, I will describe (1) basic principles of the a posteriori error estimation techniques for finite element approximations to partial differential equations and (2) our recent work.
Series Special Seminars in Applied Mathematics

Contact: Carmen Nemer-Sirois at 4561 carmens@cms.caltech.edu