Computing Eigenmodes of Elliptical Operators Using Radial Basis Functions
Platte, Rodrigo B.
Driscoll, Tobin A.
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Radial basis function (RBF) approximations have been successfully used to solve boundary-value problems numerically. We show that RBFs can also be used to compute eigenmodes of elliptic operators. Special attention is given to the Laplacian operator in two dimensions. We include techniques to avoid degradation of the solution near the boundaries and corner singularities. Numerical results compare favorably to basic finite element methods.
radial basis functions , eigenvalues , elliptic operators , numerical methods , Laplacian