Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Mary Ann Clarke
In this dissertation, we study boundary inverse problems for some elliptic partial differential equations. These are problems arising from quantitative analysis of various non-destructive testing techniques in applications. In such a problem, we are interested in using boundary measurements of the solution to recover either an unknown coefficient function in the boundary condition, or a portion of the boundary, or an unknown interior interface. We first introduce formulations of the boundary value problems into integral equations, then design numerical algorithms for solving each of these inverse problems. Numerical implementation and examples are presented to illustrate the feasibility and effectiveness of the numerical methods.;Keywords. Robin inverse problem, inverse linear source problem, boundary integral equation, Tikhonov regularization, Nystrom method.
Zeng, Suxing, "Numerical solutions of boundary inverse problems for some elliptic partial differential equations" (2009). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 4555.