Introduction in the finite element library Gascoigne

Thomas Richter

Contact persons:

Stefan Frei
Matthias Klinger
Matthias Maier
Jevgeni Vihharev
The Gascoigne introduction course will take place in the computer pool of the Applied Mathematics Department, INF 294 (entrance via the library).
You need to register for an account:

Script and problem sets:

Script (Version 16.05.2011) (pdf)

28.11.2011, 4 pm Problem Set 1 (pdf)

30.11.2011, 2 pm Problem Set 2 (pdf)

05.12.2011, 4 pm Problem Set 3 (pdf)

07.12.2011, 2 pm Problem Set 4 (pdf)

12.12.2011, 4 pm Problem Set 5 (pdf)

14.12.2011, 2 pm Problem Set 6 (pdf)

19.12.2011, 2 pm Problem Set 7 (pdf)

21.12.2011, 2 pm

Description of the course

The course gives an introduction into the finite element library Gascoigne for the numerical solution of partial differential equations. Contents:
  • Definiton of the mathematical problems: equations, boundary conditions, right-hand side, ...
  • Description of the domain geometry and the finite element meshes
  • Treatment of nonlinear problems
  • Systems of equations
  • Visualization of solution
  • Error estimation and mesh adaptation

Previous knowledge for participants

The course is for students planning their thesis (bachelor, master, diploma) in the area of numerical mathematics, especially in the research group of professor Rannacher and professor Richter.

Important: Basic knowledge in C/C++ and numerical analysis for partial differential equations is necessary!