Efficient preconditioning of the linearized Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible flow

Silvester, David and Elman, Howard and Kay, David and Wathen, Andrew (2001) Efficient preconditioning of the linearized Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible flow. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 128 (1-2). pp. 261-279. ISSN 0377-0427

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Abstract

We outline a new class of robust and efficient methods for solving subproblems that arise in the linearization and operator splitting of Navier–Stokes equations. We describe a very general strategy for preconditioning that has two basic building blocks; a multigrid V-cycle for the scalar convection–diffusion operator, and a multigrid V-cycle for a pressure Poisson operator. We present numerical experiments illustrating that a simple implementation of our approach leads to an effective and robust solver strategy in that the convergence rate is independent of the grid, robust with respect to the time-step, and only deteriorates very slowly as the Reynolds number is increased.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Navier–Stokes equations; Incompressible flow; Preconditioning; Multigrid iteration
Subjects: MSC 2010, the AMS's Mathematics Subject Classification > 65 Numerical analysis
Depositing User: Ms Lucy van Russelt
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 14:12
URI: http://eprints.maths.manchester.ac.uk/id/eprint/632

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