Discontinuous Galerkin Subgrid Finite Element Method for Heterogeneous Brinkman’s Equations

Oleg P. Iliev, Raytcho D. Lazarov, Joerg Willems

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We present a two-scale finite element method for solving Brinkman's equations with piece-wise constant coefficients. This system of equations model fluid flows in highly porous, heterogeneous media with complex topology of the heterogeneities. We make use of the recently proposed discontinuous Galerkin FEM for Stokes equations by Wang and Ye in [12] and the concept of subgrid approximation developed for Darcy's equations by Arbogast in [4]. In order to reduce the error along the coarse-grid interfaces we have added a alternating Schwarz iteration using patches around the coarse-grid boundaries. We have implemented the subgrid method using Deal.II FEM library, [7], and we present the computational results for a number of model problems. © 2010 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783642125348
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-C1-016-04
Acknowledgements: The research of O. Iliev was supported by DAAD-PPPD/07/10578 and award KUS-C1-016-04, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). R. Lazarov has been supported by award KUS-C1-016-04, made by KAUST, by NSF Grant DMS-0713829, and by the European School for Industrial Mathematics (ESIM) sponsored by the Eras-mus Mundus program of the EU. J. Willems was supported by DAAD-PPPD/07/10578, NSF Grant DMS-0713829, and the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation). Part of the research was per-formed during the visit of O. Iliev to Texas A&M University. The hospitality of the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Computational Science, funded by KAUST, and the Institute for Scientific Computing are gratefully acknowledged. The authors express sincere thanks to Dr. Yalchin Efendiev for his valuable comments and numerous discussion on the subject of this paper.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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