Numerical Methods for Sensitivity Computations

Friday, September 17, 1999 - 3:10pm - 3:50pm
Lind 409
John Burns (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
In this presentation we discuss various methods for computing sensitivities for parameterized systems of differential equations. We motivate the talk by describing applications to materials manufacturing and to chemically reacting flows. One dimensional examples are presented to illustrate the basic ideas and to expose some of the numerical and mathematical difficulties that need to be addressed. Finally, we close with a discussion of recent software advances in this area.