A regularization method for the approximate particular solution of nonhomogeneous Cauchy problems of elliptic partial differential equations with variable coefficients
Radial basis functions (RBFs) have proved to be very flexible in representing functions. Based on the idea of the analog equation method and radial basis functions, in this paper, ill-posed Cauchy problems of elliptic partial differential equations (PDEs) with variable coefficients are considered for the first time using the method of approximate particular solutions (MAPS). We show that, using the Tikhonov regularization. the MAPS results an effective and accurate numerical algorithm for elliptic PDEs and irregular solution domains. Comparing the proposed MAPS with Kansa's method, numerical results show that the proposed MAPS is effective, accurate and stable to solve the ill-posed Cauchy problems. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.