Boundary element monotone iteration scheme for semilinear elliptic partial differential equations, part II: Quasimonotone iteration for coupled 2 x 2 systems Academic Article uri icon


  • Numerical solutions of 2 2 sernilinear systems of elliptic boundary value problems, whose nonlinearities are of quasimonotone nondecreasing, quasimonotone nonincreasing, or mixed quasimonotone types, are computed. At each step of the (quasi) monotone iteration, the solution is represented by a simple-layer potential plus a domain integral; the simple-layer density is then discretized by boundary elements. Because of the various combinations of Dirichlet, Neumann and Robin boundary conditions, there is an associated 2 2 matrix problem, the norm of which must be estimated. Prom the analysis of such 2 2 matrices, we formulate conditions which guarantee the monotone iteration a strict contraction staying within the close range of a given pair of subsolution and supersolution. Thereafter, boundary element error analysis can be carried out in a similar way as for the discretized problem. A concrete example of a monotone dissipative system on a 2D annular domain is also computed and illustrated.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, G., Deng, Y. H., Ni, W. M., & Zhou, J. X.

complete list of authors

  • Chen, G||Deng, YH||Ni, WM||Zhou, JX

publication date

  • April 2000