Description: Authors:

Ph. Blanc, R. Eymard and R. Herbin

Full Title:

A staggered finite volume scheme on general meshes for the generalized Stokes problem in two space dimensions

Abstract:

This paper presents a new ﬁnite volume scheme for the steady Stokes equations on a general 2D mesh. The scheme is staggered, i.e. the discrete velocities are not located at the same place as the discrete pressures. We prove the existence and the uniqueness of a discrete solution.

We then prove convergence of the discrete velocities to the weak solution of the problem. Under additional regularity conditions, we prove the convergence of a penalized version of the scheme to the weak solution of the problem. Numerical experiments on problems with known analytical solutions allow to obtain the rate of convergence for both velocities and pressure.

Date of publication : January 2005

Paper presented by professor Lazarov