Journal of Mathematical Fluid Mechanics

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 33–53

On an Iterative Method for Approximate Solutions of a Generalized Boussinesq Model

  • José Luiz Boldrini
  • Blanca Climent-Ezquerra
  • María Drina Rojas-Medar
  • Marko A. Rojas-Medar


An iterative method is proposed for finding approximate solutions of an initial and boundary value problem for a nonstationary generalized Boussinesq model for thermally driven convection of fluids with temperature dependent viscosity and thermal conductivity. Under certain conditions, it is proved that such approximate solutions converge to a solution of the original problem; moreover, convergence-rate bounds for the constructed approximate solutions are also obtained.

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000)

Primary 35Q30 Secondary 76D03 76M99 65M15 


Boussinesq equations strong solutions iterative method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Luiz Boldrini
    • 1
  • Blanca Climent-Ezquerra
    • 2
  • María Drina Rojas-Medar
    • 3
  • Marko A. Rojas-Medar
    • 4
  1. 1.IMECC-UNICAMPCampinasBrazil
  2. 2.Dpto. de Ecuaciones Diferenciales y Análisis Numérico Facultad de MatemáticasUniversidad de SevillaSevillaSpain
  3. 3.Dpto. de MatemáticaUniversidad de AntofagastaAntofagastaChile
  4. 4.Dpto. de Ciencias Básicas, Facultad de CienciasUniversidad del Bío-BíoChillánChile

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