## Abstract

The problem discussed in this paper is detecting the shape of an unknown object in a 2-dimensional static electric field. For simplicity, the problem is defined in a partially rectangular domain, where on a part of the boundary the potential and/or its normal derivative are known. On the other part of the boundary the boundary curve is unknown, and this curve is to be determined. The unknown part of the boundary curve describes the shape of the unknown object.

The problem is defined in the complex plane by an analytic function w=f(z) = u(x,y)+iv(x,y) with the potential u as its real part. Then the inverse function is given as f^{-1}(w) = x(u,v)+iy(u,v), where the functions x and y are harmonic in a rectangle with an unknown boundary condition on one boundary. The alternating-field technique is used to solve the unknown boundary condition.

The problem is defined in the complex plane by an analytic function w=f(z) = u(x,y)+iv(x,y) with the potential u as its real part. Then the inverse function is given as f^{-1}(w) = x(u,v)+iy(u,v), where the functions x and y are harmonic in a rectangle with an unknown boundary condition on one boundary. The alternating-field technique is used to solve the unknown boundary condition.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Progress in Industrial Mathematics at ECMI 2014 |

Editors | G. Russo, V. Capasso, G. Nicosia, V. Romano |

Publisher | Springer International Publishing |

ISBN (Electronic) | 978-3-319-23413-7 |

ISBN (Print) | 978-3-319-23412-0 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 2016 |

Publication type | A4 Article in conference proceedings |

Event | EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON MATHEMATICS FOR INDUSTRY - Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → … |

### Publication series

Name | Mathematics in Industry |
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Publisher | Springer-Verlag |

Volume | 22 |

ISSN (Electronic) | 1612-3956 |

### Conference

Conference | EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON MATHEMATICS FOR INDUSTRY |
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Abbreviated title | ECMI |

Period | 1/01/00 → … |

## Keywords

- free boundary problem
- industrial mathematics

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