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The steady, axisymmetric laminar flow of a Newtonian fluid past a centrally-located sphere in a pipe first loses stability with increasing flow rate at a steady, O(2)-symmetry breaking bifurcation point. Using group theoretic results, a number of authors have suggested techniques for locating singularities in branches of solutions which are invariant with(More)
We consider the numerical solution of elliptic partial differential equations with random coefficients. Such problems arise, for example, in uncertainty quantification for groundwater flow. We describe a novel variance reduction technique for the standard Monte Carlo method, called the multilevel Monte Carlo method. The main result is that in certain(More)
In this review we discuss bifurcation theory in a Banach space setting using the singularity theory developed by Golubitsky and Schaeffer to classify bi-furcation points. The numerical analysis of bifurcation problems is discussed and the convergence theory for several important bifurcations is described for both projection and finite difference methods.(More)
We consider the numerical solution of elliptic partial differential equations with random coefficients. Such problems arise, for example, in uncertainty quantification for groundwater flow. We describe a novel variance reduction technique for the standard Monte Carlo method, called the multilevel Monte Carlo method. The main result is that in certain(More)
We present the results of a numerical investigation of the Ericksen-Leslie equations for the problem of electrohydrodynamic convection in a nematic liquid crystal. The combination of a finite element approach and numerical bifurcation techniques allows us to provide details of the basic flow and include the physically relevant effect of nonslip side walls.(More)
The computation of symmetry-breaking bifurcation points of nonlinear multiparameter problems with Z2 (reflectional) symmetry is considered. The numerical approach is based on recent work in singularity theory, which is used to construct systems of equations and inequalities characterising various types of symmetry-breaking bifurcation points. Numerical(More)
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