TY - EJOU
AU - Khuri, S.A.
AU - Sayfy, A.
TI - Coupled ABC and Spline Collocation Approach for a Class of Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems over Semi-Infinite Domains
T2 - Computer Modeling in Engineering \& Sciences
PY - 2014
VL - 101
IS - 2
SN - 1526-1506
AB - In this article, we introduce a numerical scheme to solve a class of nonlinear two-point BVPs on a semi-infinite domain that arise in engineering applications and the physical sciences. The strategy is based on replacing the boundary condition at infinity by an asymptotic boundary condition (ABC) specified over a finite interval that approaches the given value at infinity. Then, the problem complimented with the resulting ABC is solved using a fourth order spline collocation approach constructed over uniform meshes on the truncated domain. A number of test examples are considered to confirm the accuracy, efficient treatment of the boundary condition at infinity, and applicability of the approach. The computational results show that the scheme is reliable and converges fast with a fourth order rate of convergence
KW - Asymptotic boundary conditions
KW - spline collocation
KW - nonlinear twopoint BVPs
DO - 10.3970/cmes.2014.101.081