An Adaptive Operator Splitting of Higher Order for the Navier-Stokes Equations

  • Jörg Frochte
  • Wilhelm Heinrichs
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This article presents an operator splitting for solving the time-dependent incompressible Navier-Stokes equations with Finite Elements. By using a postprocessing step the splitting method shows a reduction factor higher than second order. In this algorithm a gradient recovery technique is used to compute boundary conditions for the pressure and to achieve a higher convergence order for the gradient at different points of the algorithm.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jörg Frochte
    • 1
  • Wilhelm Heinrichs
    • 2
  1. 1.Arbeitsgruppe IngeneurmathematikUniversität Duisburg-Essen Campus EssenEssen
  2. 2.Arbeitsgruppe IngeneurmathematikUniversität Duisburg-Essen Campus EssenEssen

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