A Quasilinear Hierarchical Size-Structured Model: Well-Posedness and Approximation

A Quasilinear Hierarchical Size-Structured Model: Well-Posedness and Approximation A finite difference approximation to a hierarchical size-structured model with nonlinear growth, mortality and reproduction rates is developed. Existence-uniqueness of the weak solution to the model is established and convergence of the finite-difference approximation is proved. Simulations indicate that the monotonicity assumption on the growth rate is crucial for the global existence of weak solutions. Numerical results testing the efficiency of this method in approximating the long-time behavior of the model are presented. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Mathematics and Optimization Springer Journals

A Quasilinear Hierarchical Size-Structured Model: Well-Posedness and Approximation

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Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 by Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.
Subject
Mathematics; Systems Theory, Control; Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control; Optimization; Mathematical and Computational Physics; Mathematical Methods in Physics; Numerical and Computational Methods
ISSN
0095-4616
eISSN
1432-0606
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00245-004-0806-2
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Abstract

A finite difference approximation to a hierarchical size-structured model with nonlinear growth, mortality and reproduction rates is developed. Existence-uniqueness of the weak solution to the model is established and convergence of the finite-difference approximation is proved. Simulations indicate that the monotonicity assumption on the growth rate is crucial for the global existence of weak solutions. Numerical results testing the efficiency of this method in approximating the long-time behavior of the model are presented.

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Applied Mathematics and OptimizationSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 1, 2005

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