On the approximation of capillary surfaces in a gravitational field

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The shape of the surface of a liquid inside a cylindrical tube of general cross-section is approximated by the simplest finite element method. Some a priori estimates are obtained for the approximate solution. Then convergence including pointwise estimates is proved as for uniformly elliptic problems. The analysis also covers the case with a volume contraint. Some numerical results are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-148
Number of pages8
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 1977
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics


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