Numerische Mathematik

, Volume 135, Issue 3, pp 711–732 | Cite as

A fictitious domain approach with Lagrange multiplier for fluid-structure interactions

  • Daniele Boffi
  • Lucia GastaldiEmail author


We study a recently introduced formulation for fluid-structure interaction problems which makes use of a distributed Lagrange multiplier in the spirit of the fictitious domain method. The time discretization of the problem leads to a mixed problem for which a rigorous stability analysis is provided. The finite element space discretization is discussed and optimal convergence estimates are proved.

Mathematics Subject Classification

65N30 65N12 74F10 



The authors were partially supported by PRIN/MIUR, GNCS/INDAM, and IMATI/CNR.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Matematica “F. Casorati”Università di PaviaPaviaItaly
  2. 2.DICATAM, Università di BresciaBresciaItaly

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