Inverse source identification for Poisson equation

Leevan LING*, Y. C. Hon, M. Yamamoto

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A numerical method for identifying the unknown point sources for a two-dimensional Poisson problem from Dirichlet boundary data is proposed. Under an assumption that the total number and estimate positions of the point sources are known, the exact positions and corresponding strengths of the distinct point sources can be identified from scattered (noisy) observed Dirichlet boundary data. Numerical verification indicated that the method is efficient and robust.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-447
Number of pages15
JournalInverse Problems in Science and Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics

User-Defined Keywords

  • Inverse problem
  • Point mass model
  • Poisson equation
  • Sources identification


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