# Question:How do I solve a system with boundary conditions that depend on more than one independent variable?

## Question:How do I solve a system with boundary conditions that depend on more than one independent variable?

Maple 17

Hello everyone,

I am having trouble trying to solve a system of differential equations. The modeling was made from the equilibrium equations of a pressure vessel. The set of equations is shown below:

As you see it is a set of two second-order partial differential equations. So, we need four boundary conditions. This one is the first. It means that the left end of the pressure vessel is fixed.

This one is the second boundary condition. It means that the right end of the pressure vessel is free.

This one is the third boundary condition. It means that the inner surface of the pressure vessel is subject to an external load:

At last, we have the fourth boundary condition. It means that the outer surface of the pressure vessel is free.

The first test I have been trying to do is the static case. In this case, the time terms (the right side of the two equations shown) is zero.

The maple commands that I am using are the following:

```restart; E := 200*10^9; nu := .33; G := E/(2*(1+nu)); RI := 0.254e-1; RO := 2*RI; p := proc (x) options operator, arrow; 50000000 end proc; sys := [E*(nu*(diff(v(x, r), x))/r+nu*(diff(diff(v(x, r), x), r))+(1-nu)*(diff(diff(u(x, r), x), x)))/(-2*nu^2-nu+1)+G*(diff(diff(u(x, r), r), r)+diff(diff(v(x, r), x), r)+(diff(u(x, r), r))/r+(diff(v(x, r), x))/r) = 0, E*((1-nu)*(diff(diff(v(x, r), r), r))+nu*(diff(diff(u(x, r), x), r))+(1-nu)*(diff(v(x, r), r))/r-(1-nu)*v(x, r)/r^2)/(-2*nu^2-nu+1)+G*(diff(diff(u(x, r), r), x)+diff(diff(v(x, r), x), x)) = 0]; BCs := {E*(nu*v(L, r)/r+nu*(D[2](v))(L, r)+(1-nu)*(D[1](u))(L, r))/(-2*nu^2-nu+1) = 0, E*(nu*v(x, RI)/RI+(1-nu)*(D[2](v))(x, RI)+nu*(D[1](u))(x, RI))/(-2*nu^2-nu+1) = -p(x), E*(nu*v(x, RO)/RO+(1-nu)*(D[2](v))(x, RO)+nu*(D[1](u))(x, RO))/(-2*nu^2-nu+1) = 0, u(0, r) = 0}

sol := pdsolve(sys, BCs, numeric)```

I am getting the following error:

Error, (in pdsolve/numeric/process_IBCs) initial/boundary conditions must depend upon exactly one of the independent variables: 0.1459531181e12*v(L, r)/r+0.1459531181e12*(D[2](v))(L, r)+0.2963290579e12*(D[1](u))(L, r) = 0

In this case, my boundary conditions do depend on more than one independent variable. How do I proceed?