# An unconditionally stable finite element-finite volume pressure correction scheme for the drift-flux model

Laura Gastaldo; Raphaèle Herbin; Jean-Claude Latché

ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis (2010)

- Volume: 44, Issue: 2, page 251-287
- ISSN: 0764-583X

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topGastaldo, Laura, Herbin, Raphaèle, and Latché, Jean-Claude. "An unconditionally stable finite element-finite volume pressure correction scheme for the drift-flux model." ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis 44.2 (2010): 251-287. <http://eudml.org/doc/250805>.

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abstract = {
We present in this paper a pressure correction scheme for the drift-flux model combining finite element and finite volume discretizations, which is shown to enjoy essential stability features of the continuous problem: the scheme is conservative, the unknowns are kept within their physical bounds and, in the homogeneous case (i.e. when the drift velocity vanishes), the discrete entropy of the system decreases; in addition, when using for the drift velocity a closure law which takes the form of a Darcy-like relation, the drift term becomes dissipative.
Finally, the present algorithm preserves a constant pressure and a constant velocity through moving interfaces between phases.
To ensure the stability as well as to obtain this latter property, a key ingredient is to couple the mass balance and the transport equation for the dispersed phase in an original pressure correction step.
The existence of a solution to each step of the algorithm is proven; in particular, the existence of a solution to the pressure correction step is derived as a consequence of a more general existence result for discrete problems associated to the drift-flux model.
Numerical tests show a near-first-order convergence rate for the scheme, both in time and space, and confirm its stability.
},

author = {Gastaldo, Laura, Herbin, Raphaèle, Latché, Jean-Claude},

journal = {ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis},

keywords = {Drift-flux model; pressure correction schemes; finite volumes; finite elements; drift-flux model},

language = {eng},

month = {3},

number = {2},

pages = {251-287},

publisher = {EDP Sciences},

title = {An unconditionally stable finite element-finite volume pressure correction scheme for the drift-flux model},

url = {http://eudml.org/doc/250805},

volume = {44},

year = {2010},

}

TY - JOUR

AU - Gastaldo, Laura

AU - Herbin, Raphaèle

AU - Latché, Jean-Claude

TI - An unconditionally stable finite element-finite volume pressure correction scheme for the drift-flux model

JO - ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis

DA - 2010/3//

PB - EDP Sciences

VL - 44

IS - 2

SP - 251

EP - 287

AB -
We present in this paper a pressure correction scheme for the drift-flux model combining finite element and finite volume discretizations, which is shown to enjoy essential stability features of the continuous problem: the scheme is conservative, the unknowns are kept within their physical bounds and, in the homogeneous case (i.e. when the drift velocity vanishes), the discrete entropy of the system decreases; in addition, when using for the drift velocity a closure law which takes the form of a Darcy-like relation, the drift term becomes dissipative.
Finally, the present algorithm preserves a constant pressure and a constant velocity through moving interfaces between phases.
To ensure the stability as well as to obtain this latter property, a key ingredient is to couple the mass balance and the transport equation for the dispersed phase in an original pressure correction step.
The existence of a solution to each step of the algorithm is proven; in particular, the existence of a solution to the pressure correction step is derived as a consequence of a more general existence result for discrete problems associated to the drift-flux model.
Numerical tests show a near-first-order convergence rate for the scheme, both in time and space, and confirm its stability.

LA - eng

KW - Drift-flux model; pressure correction schemes; finite volumes; finite elements; drift-flux model

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