It is well known that the classical local projection
method as well as residual-based stabilization techniques, as for instance
streamline upwind Petrov-Galerkin (SUPG), are optimal on isotropic
meshes. Here we extend the local projection stabilization for the Navier-Stokes
system to anisotropic quadrilateral meshes in two spatial dimensions. We
describe the new method
and prove an error estimate.
This method leads on anisotropic meshes to qualitatively better
convergence behavior than other...

The isothermal Navier–Stokes–Korteweg system is used to model dynamics of a compressible fluid exhibiting phase transitions between a liquid and a vapor phase in the presence of capillarity effects close to phase boundaries. Standard numerical discretizations are known to violate discrete versions of inherent energy inequalities, thus leading to spurious dynamics of computed solutions close to static equilibria (, parasitic currents). In this work, we propose a time-implicit discretization of the...

For robust discretizations of the Navier-Stokes equations with small viscosity, standard Galerkin schemes have to be augmented by stabilization terms due to the indefinite convective terms and due to a possible lost of a discrete inf-sup condition. For optimal control problems for fluids such stabilization have in general an undesired effect in the sense that optimization and discretization do not commute. This is the case for the combination of streamline upwind Petrov-Galerkin (SUPG) and pressure...

There are very few reference solutions in the literature on non-Boussinesq natural convection flows. We propose here a test case problem which extends the well-known De Vahl Davis differentially heated square cavity problem to the case of large temperature differences for which the Boussinesq approximation is no longer valid. The paper is split in two parts: in this first part, we propose as yet unpublished reference solutions for cases characterized by a non-dimensional temperature difference of...

There are very few reference solutions in the literature on
non-Boussinesq natural convection flows. We propose here a test
case problem which extends the well-known De Vahl Davis
differentially heated square cavity problem to the case of large
temperature differences for which the Boussinesq approximation is
no longer valid. The paper is split in two parts: in this first
part, we propose as yet unpublished reference solutions for cases
characterized by a non-dimensional temperature difference...

In the second part of the paper, we compare the solutions produced in the framework of the conference “Mathematical and numerical aspects of low Mach number flows” organized by INRIA and MAB in Porquerolles, June 2004, to the reference solutions described in Part 1. We make some recommendations on how to produce good quality solutions, and list a number of pitfalls to be avoided.

In the second part of the paper, we compare the solutions produced
in the framework of the conference “Mathematical and numerical
aspects of low Mach number flows” organized by INRIA and MAB in
Porquerolles, June 2004, to the reference solutions described in
Part 1. We make some recommendations on how to produce good
quality solutions, and list a number of pitfalls to be avoided.

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