ISSN:
0170-4214

Keywords:
Engineering
;
Numerical Methods and Modeling

Source:
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000

Topics:
Mathematics

Notes:
We consider the plate equation in a polygonal domain with free edges. Its resolution by boundary integral equations is considered with double layer potentials whose variational formulation was given in Reference 25. We approximate its solution (u, (∂u/∂n)) by the Galerkin method with approximated spaces made of piecewise polynomials of order 2 and 1 for, respectively, u and (∂u/∂n). A prewavelet basis of these subspaces is built and equivalences between some Sobolev norms and discrete ones are established in the spirit of References 14, 16, 30 and 31. Further, a compression procedure is presented which reduces the number of nonzero entries of the stiffness matrix from O(N2) to O(N log N), where N is the size of this matrix. We finally show that the compressed stiffness matrices have a condition number uniformly bounded with respect to N and that the compressed Galerkin scheme converges with the same rate than the Galerkin one. © 1998 B. G. Teubner Stuttgart - John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Additional Material:
2 Ill.

Type of Medium:
Electronic Resource

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