Analysis of a combined mixed finite element and discontinuous Galerkin method for incompressible two-phase flow in porous media

Jisheng Kou, Shuyu Sun

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Abstract

We analyze a combined method consisting of the mixed finite element method for pressure equation and the discontinuous Galerkin method for saturation equation for the coupled system of incompressible two-phase flow in porous media. The existence and uniqueness of numerical solutions are established under proper conditions by using a constructive approach. Optimal error estimates in L2(H1) for saturation and in L∞(H(div)) for velocity are derived. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)962-982
Number of pages21
JournalMathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences
Volume37
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 20 2013

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This work is supported by the Key Project of Chinese Ministry of Education (No. 212109) and the Scientific and Technical Research Project of Hubei Provincial Department of Education (No. D20132701). The authors also cheerfully appreciate the generous support of the university research fund to the Computational Transport Phenomena Laboratory at KAUST.

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  • Engineering(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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