Approximation of a nonlinear elliptic problem arising in a non-Newtonian fluid flow model in glaciology

Roland Glowinski; Jacques Rappaz

ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis (2010)

  • Volume: 37, Issue: 1, page 175-186
  • ISSN: 0764-583X

Abstract

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The main goal of this article is to establish a priori and a posteriori error estimates for the numerical approximation of some non linear elliptic problems arising in glaciology. The stationary motion of a glacier is given by a non-Newtonian fluid flow model which becomes, in a first two-dimensional approximation, the so-called infinite parallel sided slab model. The approximation of this model is made by a finite element method with piecewise polynomial functions of degree 1. Numerical results show that the theoretical results we have obtained are almost optimal.

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Glowinski, Roland, and Rappaz, Jacques. "Approximation of a nonlinear elliptic problem arising in a non-Newtonian fluid flow model in glaciology." ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis 37.1 (2010): 175-186. <http://eudml.org/doc/194152>.

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Citations in EuDML Documents

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  1. Sum S. Chow, Graham F. Carey, Michael L. Anderson, Finite element approximations of a glaciology problem
  2. Silvia Jimenez, Correctors and field fluctuations for the pϵ(x)-laplacian with rough exponents : The sublinear growth case
  3. Marco Picasso, Jacques Rappaz, Adrian Reist, Numerical simulation of the motion of a three-dimensional glacier
  4. Sum S. Chow, Graham F. Carey, Michael L. Anderson, Finite element approximations of a glaciology problem
  5. Boris Andreianov, Franck Boyer, Florence Hubert, Finite volume schemes for the p-laplacian on cartesian meshes
  6. Boris Andreianov, Franck Boyer, Florence Hubert, Finite volume schemes for the p-Laplacian on Cartesian meshes
  7. Jérôme Droniou, Finite volume schemes for fully non-linear elliptic equations in divergence form
  8. Jérôme Droniou, Finite volume schemes for fully non-linear elliptic equations in divergence form

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