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Numerical Methods for Elliptic Partial Differential Equations and Optimal Control Problems

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This thesis studies numerical methods for elliptic partial differential equations and optimal control problems. Second order and fourth order elliptic equations arise in various applications, for example, image processing, thin plates and the Stokes problem in stream function vorticity formulation. The first part focuses on fourth order elliptic equations and a unified convergence analysis framework known as the Hessian discretisation method. The second part focuses on the numerical analysis for optimal control problems governed by second order and fourth order elliptic equations. The second order problems are first considered for which the corresponding framework is called the gradient discretisation method.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Jerome Droniou

Additional supervisor 1

Neela Nataraj

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Mathematical Sciences

Additional Institution or Organisation

IITB-Monash Research Academy, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay


Doctor of Philosophy (IITB-Monash)

Degree Type



Faculty of Science