Colloquium 1/16/2012

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Prof. Kunibert G. Siebert
Institut für Angewandte Analysis und Numerische Simulation
Universität Stuttgart

Analysis and Application of Adaptive Finite Elements for Parabolic Problems

In this talk we introduce adaptive finite element discretizations for parabolic problems. We use a standard time-stepping scheme, where the underlying mesh as well as the local time-step-size is adapted to the behavior of the true solution in order to minimize computational cost. We give a short introduction to a posteriori error estimation and briefly review a state-of-the-art convergence result. We conclude by an extension of the presented algorithm to the carbonation process of concrete.