Parameter Estimation in Size/Age Structured Population Models Using the Moving Finite Element Method
We consider the problem of estimating variable parameters in models describing the evolution in time of populations in which individual size or age are taken into account. Our approach uses a Galerkin technique on a non uniform and time dependent grid for the numerical solution of the equation. A moving finite element method which combines the method of characteristics with finite element techniques is applied. Numerical results to an example problem are presented.
KeywordsParameter Estimation Problem Linear Spline Structure Population Model Dimensional Linear Subspace Galerkin Technique
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