Maseeh Mathematics + Statistics Colloquium: Geometric errors in surface finite element methods
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 3:15pm

 The Maseeh Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series*



 Alan Demlow,Ph.D.


Department of Mathematics

Texas A&M University


Geometric errors in surface finite element methods



Surface finite element methods (SFEM) are widely used to approximately solve partial differential equations posed on surfaces.  Such PDE arise in a range of applications, from image processing to fluid dynamics.  Typical SFEM involve first approximating the underlying surface and then formulating the finite element method on the approximate surface.  In this talk we discuss how approximation of the underlying surface affects the overall quality of the finite element approximation.  The talk includes discussion of the effects of surface smoothness on geometric errors and some surprising recent results on approximation of surface eigenvalue problems.



Dr. Demlow joined the faculty of the Texas A&M University Department of Mathematics in July 2014.  His research interests lie in the numerical analysis of partial differential equations, especially in the mathematical theory of finite element methods.  



Friday, April 12, 2019 at 3:15pm

Urban Center room 204, 506 SW Mill Street

Light refreshments served


The faculty host of this speaker is Dr. Jeffrey Ovall