Error Bounds in an Optimization Problem Using the Finite-Element Method

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R. W. McLay

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.

E. M. Buturla

IBM Corporation, Essex Junction, Vt.

J. Appl. Mech 40(1), 204-208 (Mar 01, 1973) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3422927 History: Received August 01, 1971; Revised December 01, 1971; Online July 12, 2010


An optimization problem involving the thermal deflections of two parallel circular disks is examined. Error bounds are developed for both the finite-element solution and the optimization problem. The relationship between the errors is illustrated in a single bound.

Copyright © 1973 by ASME
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