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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Methods and Algorithms for Solving Inverse Problems for Fractional Advection-Dispersion Equations

Aldoghaither, Abeer 12 November 2015 (has links)
Fractional calculus has been introduced as an e cient tool for modeling physical phenomena, thanks to its memory and hereditary properties. For example, fractional models have been successfully used to describe anomalous di↵usion processes such as contaminant transport in soil, oil flow in porous media, and groundwater flow. These models capture important features of particle transport such as particles with velocity variations and long-rest periods. Mathematical modeling of physical phenomena requires the identification of pa- rameters and variables from available measurements. This is referred to as an inverse problem. In this work, we are interested in studying theoretically and numerically inverse problems for space Fractional Advection-Dispersion Equation (FADE), which is used to model solute transport in porous media. Identifying parameters for such an equa- tion is important to understand how chemical or biological contaminants are trans- ported throughout surface aquifer systems. For instance, an estimate of the di↵eren- tiation order in groundwater contaminant transport model can provide information about soil properties, such as the heterogeneity of the medium. Our main contribution is to propose a novel e cient algorithm based on modulat-ing functions to estimate the coe cients and the di↵erentiation order for space FADE, which can be extended to general fractional Partial Di↵erential Equation (PDE). We also show how the method can be applied to the source inverse problem. This work is divided into two parts: In part I, the proposed method is described and studied through an extensive numerical analysis. The local convergence of the proposed two-stage algorithm is proven for 1D space FADE. The properties of this method are studied along with its limitations. Then, the algorithm is generalized to the 2D FADE. In part II, we analyze direct and inverse source problems for a space FADE. The problem consists of recovering the source term using final observations. An analytic solution for the non-homogeneous case is derived and existence and uniqueness of the solution are established. In addition, the uniqueness and stability of the inverse problem is studied. Moreover, the modulating functions-based method is used to solve the problem and it is compared to a standard Tikhono-based optimization technique.

Modèles de conductivité patient-spécifiques : caractérisation de l’os du crâne / Patient specific conductivity models : characterization of the skull bones

Papageorgakis, Christos 15 December 2017 (has links)
Les problèmes inverses de localisation de sources en électroencéphalographie (EEG) consistent à retrouver le lieu d'origine dans le cerveau des signaux mesurés sur le scalp. La qualité du résultat de localisation dépend des modèles géométriques et de conductivité électrique utilisés pour la résolution du problème. Parmi les tissus composant la tête, le crâne est celui dont la conductivité est la plus influente, en particulier à cause de sa faible valeur. De plus, le crâne humain est un tissu osseux comportant des parties dures et spongieuses, d'épaisseurs variables. Sa composition est très variable selon les individus, en termes de géométrie et de valeurs des conductivités, d'où la nécessité de développer des technique d'estimation de conductivités inconnues dans le crâne. Le but de cette thèse est de réduire l'incertitude sur la conductivité du crâne, pour des géométries sphériques et réalistes, en particulier en vue d’améliorer les résultats d'estimation des sources dans le problème inverse EEG. Dans le cas d'un domaine sphérique à 3 couches, l'existence, l'unicité et la stabilité de la conductivité dans la couche intermédiaire (crâne) sont discutées, et une procédure de reconstruction est proposée. Puis deux modèles plus réalistes de tête sont étudiés, l'un pour lequel le crâne est modelisé par un seul compartiment, l'autre dans lequel les parties spongieuses et dure sont distinguées. Des simulations numériques mettent en évidence le rôle de la structure interne du crâne pour la détermination de sa conductivité. / One of the major issues related to electroencephalography (EEG) is to localize where in the brain signals are generated, this is so called inverse problem of source localization. The quality of the source localization depends on the accuracy of the geometry and the electrical conductivity model used to solve the problem. Among the head tissues, the skull conductivity is the one that influences most the accuracy of the source localization, due to its low value. Moreover, the human skull is a bony tissue consisting of compact and spongy bone layers, whose thickness vary across the skull. As the skull tissue composition has strong inter-individual variability both in terms of geometry and of individual conductivity, conductivity estimation techniques are required in order to determine the unknown skull conductivity. The aim of this thesis is to reduce the uncertainty on the skull conductivity both in spherical and realistic head geometries in order to increase the quality of the inverse source localization problem. Therefore, conductivity estimation is first performed on a 3-layered spherical head model. Existence, uniqueness and stability of the conductivity in the intermediate skull layer are discussed, together with a constructive recovery scheme. Then a simulation study is performed comparing two realistic head models, a bulk model where the skull is modelled as a single compartment and a detailed one accounting for the compact and spongy bone layers, in order to determine the importance of the internal skull structure for conductivity estimation in EEG.

Sound Field Reconstruction for an Under-Determined System and its Application

Tongyang Shi (6580166) 10 June 2019 (has links)
<div>Near-Field Acoustical Holography (NAH) is an inverse process in which sound pressure measurements made in the near-field of an unknown sound source can be used to reconstruct the sound field so that source locations can be identified. Usually a large number of measurements is required for the usual NAH methods since a large number of parameters in the source or field model need to be determined. However, a large-scale microphone measurement is costly and hard to perform, so the use of NAH is limited by practical experimental conditions. In the present work, with the motivation of decreasing the number of microphone measurements required, and thus facilitating the measurement process, two sparse Equivalent Source Method (ESM) algorithms were studied: i.e., Wideband Acoustical Holography (WBH) and l_1-norm minimization. Based on these two algorithms, a new hybrid NAH procedure was proposed and demonstrated.To study and verify the above mentioned algorithms, simulations of different sources were conducted and then experiments were conducted on different sources: i.e., a loudspeaker cabinet and a diesel engine.</div>

Estimation of Boundary Conditions in the Presence of Unknown Moving Boundary Caused by Ablation

Molavi, Hosein, Hakkaki-Fard, Ali, Molavi, Mehdi, Rahmani, Ramin K., Ayasoufi, Anahita, Noori, Sahar 01 February 2011 (has links)
Ablative materials can sustain very high temperatures in which surface thermochemical processes are significant enough to cause surface recession. Existence of moving boundary over a wide range of temperatures, temperature-dependent thermophysical properties of ablators, and no prior knowledge about the location of the moving surface augment the difficulty for predicting the exposed heat flux at the receding surface of ablators. In this paper, the conjugate gradient method is proposed to estimate the unknown surface recession and time-varying net surface heat flux for these kinds of problems. The first order Tikhonov regularization is employed to stabilize the inverse solution. Considering the complicated phenomena that are taking place, it is shown via simulated experiment that unknown quantities can be obtained with reasonable accuracy using this method despite existing noises in the measurement data.

Uncertainty Quantification for Underdetermined Inverse Problems via Krylov Subspace Iterative Solvers

Devathi, Duttaabhinivesh 23 May 2019 (has links)
No description available.

Identification of General Source Terms in Parabolic Equations

Yi, Zhuobiao January 2002 (has links)
No description available.

On the Effects of Noise on Parameter Identification Optimization Problems

Vugrin, Kay Ellen White 06 May 2005 (has links)
The calibration of model parameters is an important step in model development. Commonly, system output is measured, and model parameters are iteratively varied until the model output is a good match to the measured system output. Optimization algorithms are often used to identify the model parameter values. The presence of noise is difficult to avoid when physical processes are used to calibrate models due to measurement error, model structure error, and errors arising from numerical techniques and approximate solutions. Our study focuses on the effects of noise in parameter identification optimization problems. We generate six test problems, including five perturbations of a smooth problem. A previously studied groundwater parameter identification problem serves as our seventh test problem. We test the Nelder-Mead Algorithm, a combination of the Nelder-Mead Algorithm and Simulated Annealing, and the Shuffled Complex Evolution Method on these test problems. Comparison of optimization results for these problems reveals the effects of noise on optimization performance, including an increase in fitness values and a decrease in the number of fit evaluations. We vary the values of the internal algorithmic parameters to determine the effects of different values and present numerical results that indicate that changing the values of the algorithmic parameters can cause profound differences in optimization results for all three algorithms. A variation of the generally accepted parameter values for the Nelder-Mead Algorithm is recommended, and we determine that the Nelder-Mead/Simulated Annealing Hybrid and Shuffled Complex Evolution Method are too problem dependent for general recommendations for parameter values. Finally, we prove new convergence results for the Nelder-Mead/Simulated Annealing Hybrid in both smooth and noisy cases. / Ph. D.

The Inverse Source Problem for Helmholtz

Fernstrom, Hugo, Sträng, Hugo January 2022 (has links)
This paper studies the inverse source problem for the Helmholtz equation with a point source in a two dimensional domain. Given complete boundary data and appropriate discretization Tikhonov regularization is established to be an effective method at finding the point source. Furthermore, it was found that Tikhonov regularization can locate point sources even given significant noise, as well as incomplete boundary data in complicated domains.

Topological Conjugacy Relation on the Space of Toeplitz Subshifts

Yu, Ping 08 1900 (has links)
We proved that the topological conjugacy relation on $T_1$, a subclass of Toeplitz subshifts, is hyperfinite, extending Kaya's result that the topological conjugate relation of Toeplitz subshifts with growing blocks is hyperfinite. A close concept about the topological conjugacy is the flip conjugacy, which has been broadly studied in terms of the topological full groups. Particularly, we provided an equivalent characterization on Toeplitz subshifts with single hole structure to be flip invariant.

Interpolated Perturbation-Based Decomposition as a Method for EEG Source Localization

Lipof, Gabriel Zelik 01 June 2019 (has links)
In this thesis, the perturbation-based decomposition technique developed by Szlavik [1] was used in an attempt to solve the inverse problem in EEG source localization. A set of dipole locations were forward modeled using a 4-layer sphere model of the head at uniformly distributed lead locations to form the vector basis necessary for the method. Both a two-dimensional and a pseudo-three-dimensional versions of the model were assessed with the two-dimensional model yielding decompositions with minimal error and the pseudo-three-dimensional version having unacceptable levels of error. The utility of interpolation as a method to reduce the number of data points to become overdefined was assessed as well. The approach was effective as long as the number of component functions did not exceed the number of data points and stayed relatively small (less than 77 component functions). This application of the method to a spatially variate system indicates its potential for other systems and with some tweaking to the least squares algorithm used, could be applied to multivariate systems.

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