# Finite element approximations of a glaciology problem

Sum S. Chow; Graham F. Carey; Michael L. Anderson

- Volume: 38, Issue: 5, page 741-756
- ISSN: 0764-583X

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topChow, Sum S., Carey, Graham F., and Anderson, Michael L.. "Finite element approximations of a glaciology problem." ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis - Modélisation Mathématique et Analyse Numérique 38.5 (2004): 741-756. <http://eudml.org/doc/245931>.

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abstract = {In this paper we study a model problem describing the movement of a glacier under Glen’s flow law and investigated by Colinge and Rappaz [Colinge and Rappaz, ESAIM: M2AN 33 (1999) 395–406]. We establish error estimates for finite element approximation using the results of Chow [Chow, SIAM J. Numer. Analysis 29 (1992) 769–780] and Liu and Barrett [Liu and Barrett, SIAM J. Numer. Analysis 33 (1996) 98–106] and give an analysis of the convergence of the successive approximations used in [Colinge and Rappaz, ESAIM: M2AN 33 (1999) 395–406]. Supporting numerical convergence studies are carried out and we also demonstrate the numerical performance of an a posteriori error estimator in adaptive mesh refinement computation of the problem.},

author = {Chow, Sum S., Carey, Graham F., Anderson, Michael L.},

journal = {ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis - Modélisation Mathématique et Analyse Numérique},

keywords = {Glen’s flow law; non-newtonian fluids; finite element error estimates; successive approximations},

language = {eng},

number = {5},

pages = {741-756},

publisher = {EDP-Sciences},

title = {Finite element approximations of a glaciology problem},

url = {http://eudml.org/doc/245931},

volume = {38},

year = {2004},

}

TY - JOUR

AU - Chow, Sum S.

AU - Carey, Graham F.

AU - Anderson, Michael L.

TI - Finite element approximations of a glaciology problem

JO - ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis - Modélisation Mathématique et Analyse Numérique

PY - 2004

PB - EDP-Sciences

VL - 38

IS - 5

SP - 741

EP - 756

AB - In this paper we study a model problem describing the movement of a glacier under Glen’s flow law and investigated by Colinge and Rappaz [Colinge and Rappaz, ESAIM: M2AN 33 (1999) 395–406]. We establish error estimates for finite element approximation using the results of Chow [Chow, SIAM J. Numer. Analysis 29 (1992) 769–780] and Liu and Barrett [Liu and Barrett, SIAM J. Numer. Analysis 33 (1996) 98–106] and give an analysis of the convergence of the successive approximations used in [Colinge and Rappaz, ESAIM: M2AN 33 (1999) 395–406]. Supporting numerical convergence studies are carried out and we also demonstrate the numerical performance of an a posteriori error estimator in adaptive mesh refinement computation of the problem.

LA - eng

KW - Glen’s flow law; non-newtonian fluids; finite element error estimates; successive approximations

UR - http://eudml.org/doc/245931

ER -

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