Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 621–636 | Cite as

Analysis of an Unconditionally Convergent Stabilized Finite Element Formulation for Incompressible Magnetohydrodynamics

Original Paper


In this work, we analyze a recently proposed stabilized finite element formulation for the approximation of the resistive magnetohydrodynamics equations. The novelty of this formulation with respect to existing ones is the fact that it always converges to the physical solution, even when it is singular. We have performed a detailed stability and convergence analysis of the formulation in a simplified setting. From the convergence analysis, we infer that a particular type of meshes with a macro-element structure is needed, which can be easily obtained after a straight modification of any original mesh.


Magnetohydrodynamics Finite elements Singular solutions Stabilized finite element methods 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre Internacional de Metodes Numerics en Enginyeria (CIMNE)Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)CastelldefelsSpain
  2. 2.Parc Mediterrani de la TecnologiaUPCCastelldefelsSpain
  3. 3.Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)BarcelonaSpain

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