Virtual control for fourth-order problems and for heterogeneous fourth-order second-order coupling

  • P. Gervasio
Conference paper


We consider both approximation of fourth-order problems derived, e.g., the Kirchoff plate model, and heterogeneous coupling between a fourth-order problem and a reduced second-order problem, describing a plate-membrane model. The multidomain virtual control approach is used. This paper is devoted to the analysis and construction of the cost function al gradient in order to render the minimization procedure effective.


Domain Decomposition Method Minimization Procedure Exact Evaluation Spectral Element Method Adjoint Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Gervasio
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversità di BresciaBresciaItaly

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