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boundary condition

noun, Mathematics
1.
a stated restriction, usually in the form of an equation, that limits the possible solutions to a differential equation.
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  • To provide the initial and lateral boundary condition files by interpolating larger scale model data to the domain.
  • The implementation of this boundary condition is primarily aimed at simulating infiltration on land surface with possible ponding.
  • Of particular interest in applications is the free surface boundary condition, where the normal stress is set to zero.
  • The internal boundary condition includes only two flow-path end nodes in this case.
  • Choosing a constant or flux boundary for the inflow boundary condition will make a difference.
  • Any one-node control structure can serve as an external boundary condition.
boundary condition in Science
boundary condition
  (boun'də-rē)   
Mathematics
The set of conditions specified for the behavior of the solution to a set of differential equations at the boundary of its domain. Boundary conditions are important in determining the mathematical solutions to many physical problems.
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